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Nova Awards – Scouting’s STEM


STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

STEM is part of an initiative the Boy Scouts of America has taken on to encourage the natural curiosity of youth members and their sense of wonder about these fields through existing programs. From archery to welding, Scouts can’t help but enjoy the wide range of STEM-related activities. To support this initiative, the BSA developed the Nova Awards program so that youth members have fun and receive recognition for their efforts.

What Are the Nova Awards?

The Boy Scouts of America developed the 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. For more information about STEM and the Nova Awards program, visit Discover how the Nova Awards program helps youth be “Prepared. For Life.”

Stem/Nova Requirements

Contact your STEM/NOVA chair if you have questions or if you would like to be a part of the STEM/NOVA committee that works to help packs and troops participate in this unique program!

Mill Town District Stem/Nova Chair:
Dave Harelson

Quinsigamond District Stem/Nova Chair:
Steve Lockwood:

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