The Boy Scouts of America’s NOVA Awards program incorporates learning with cool activities and exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. The hope is that the requirements and activities for earning these awards stimulates interest in STEM-related fields and shows how science, technology, engineering and mathematics apply to everyday living and the world around them.
Turn in completed Supernova applications to District STEM Chairman or District Advancement Chairman for approval or drop off to BSA office.
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Get the basics about the BSA NOVA program here. You can purchase the NOVA Books for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, & Venturers at the BSA Scout Shop in your area, or you can purchase them online from ScoutShop. You can find worksheets for each of the NOVA & Supernova awards in the links below.
Cub Scouts –> List of Awards –> Worksheets
Scouts BSA –> List of Awards –> Worksheets
Venturers | Sea Scouts –> List of Awards –> Worksheets
The Boy Scouts of America developed the STEM Nova Awards program to excite and expand a sense of wonder in our Scouts. By working with an adult counselor or mentor, the various modules allow them to explore the basic principles of STEM and discover how fun and fascinating STEM can be. The Supernova awards are offered for those who enjoy a super challenge. Discover how the STEM Nova Awards program helps youth be “Prepared. For Life.”
Learn more about Cub Scout NOVA Awards HERE
Learn more about Scouting NOVA Awards HERE
Learn more about Venturing & Sea Scout NOVA Awards HERE
To apply to become a Nova Counselor, click HERE
If you thrive on challenge, then earning the Supernova award will be right up your alley. To be eligible, you must be a First Class Scout or higher. As a prerequisite, you must first earn any three of the four Nova awards for Scouts BSA. With your parent’s and unit leader’s help, you must select a council-approved mentor who is a registered Scouter. You may NOT choose your parent or your unit leader (unless the mentor is working with more than one youth).
Learn more about Cub Scout SUPERNOVA Awards HERE
Learn more about Scouting SUPERNOVA Awards HERE
Learn more about Venturing & Sea Scout SUPERNOVA Awards HERE
To apply to become a SuperNova Mentor, click HERE
Bring STEM to your Unit as a STEM Coordinator, Nova Counselor, or Supernova Mentor. Contact us for more information on becoming a Nova Counselor or Supernova Mentor
Record Earned Awards in ScoutBook
Download Application here
Submit Application here
Find a counselor or mentor here