Meet the TIME Kid of the Year and show off your own inventions this Saturday on Facebook Live!

Scout Invention Showcase

Gitanjali Rao isn’t just an award-winning inventor. And her accolades don’t stop with her landing the honor of TIME Kid of the Year in December 2020. She’s been recognized for her work to address issues like bullying, opioid addiction and contaminated drinking water.

Gitanjali is also a STEM Scout.

As part of the National Capital Area Council’s STEM Speaker Series, Gitanjali will join us live on Facebook this Saturday, August 28 at 4 p.m. Central, to answer your questions and celebrate other Scout inventors (that could be you! More info on that in a minute).

How to watch

Tuning in is simple. Just hop onto the Scout Life Facebook page at 4 p.m. Central (that’s 5 p.m. Eastern and 2 p.m. Pacific) this Saturday or watch it below.

How to submit a question for the TIME Kid of the Year

Make the most of participating in this LIVE event by submitting a question for Gitanjali ahead of time. Maybe your Scout is looking for advice on his or her own invention. Maybe you’re wondering how Gitanjali got started. Join the conversation by submitting your questions via this Google Form.

How to get your invention featured in the Scout Invention Showcase

What makes this Q&A extra special? It includes a chance to show your Scouts’ inventions to Gitanjali (and the whole Scout Life Facebook community) for feedback and major virtual kudos!

Add a photo or video clip displaying your kids’ inventions to Google Drive or email it to

Catch more from the STEM Speaker Series

If you love STEM-focused, virtual exclusives like this one, there’s more where that came from!

For the last year, the National Capital Area Council has been hosting the STEM Speaker Series to help youth explore where STEM skills can take them. So far, they’ve hosted Q&As with a moon-walking Eagle Scout astronaut, a nuclear scientist, and way more esteemed STEM professionals.

And don’t forget: Tune in at 4 p.m. Central on Saturday (August 28) to catch an unforgettable chat with TIME Kid of the Year Gitanjali Rao!

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Gina Circelli is the Digital Editor for Scout Life. She loves sharing news about Scouts who shake up pop culture or contribute to their communities in big ways.