The Sinquefield Invention Lab is operated by the Great Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts of America and is based out of Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation. The Sinquefield Invention Lab was open for its first session at Camp Hohn in the summer of 2014 and plans to expand programming at camp as well as serve scouts throughout the year at many district and council events and through the development of invention teams.
Mission To facilitate hands on education and invention of new ideas and technologies, while utilizing problem solving skills, creativity and imagination in a team environment.
Sinquefield Mobile Invention Lab The Sinquefield Mobile Invention Lab is housed in a custom built and designed 24-foot trailer that is able to travel all over the Great Rivers Council’s 33 counties in Central and Northeast Missouri. This Lab provides scouts with easier access to the incredible technology and a unique scouting experience offered by the Sinquefield Invention Lab and the Great Rivers Council.
This Lab consists of an Epilog laser, 3 Afinia 3D printers, a CNC milling machine, Embroidery & Sewing machines, and a Scan-N-Cut.
The Mobile Lab will travel to district and council events as well promotional events, schools, units and other events that may come up within the Great Rivers Council. The inside of this Lab and the outside of the Lab are sites to see and provide a great working environment to the scouts working on their own creations.
Sinquefield Invention Lab The Sinquefield Invention Lab at Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation is currently housed in Fisher Lodge until its permanent site is constructed as part of the Great Rivers Council’s Capital Campaign; it’s scheduled to be open summer of 2016! This lab is open for year-round use and is an important part of the summer camp programming at Camp Hohn.
Currently the lab consists of an Epilog laser, 3 Afinia 3D printers, and a Shopbot along with some electronic supplies as well as photography equipment. The Mobile Lab is also stored at the Reservation and may be able to be used at events at the Reservation.
With the Lab being located at the Scout Reservation it provides many more opportunities and has a great environment to work in. The space in this Lab provides users with a great opportunity to work together without feeling crowded.
This Lab is expected to grow in size and capabilities as the permanent building is constructed and our program expands.