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NOVA Program Cub Scout Pack 97. Overview Background and Purpose NOVA Awards SUPERNOVA Awards –Cub Scout –Webelos Contact Information.

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1 NOVA Program Cub Scout Pack 97

2 Overview Background and Purpose NOVA Awards SUPERNOVA Awards –Cub Scout –Webelos Contact Information

3 Background and Purpose Background Developed by Boys Scouts to excite and expand a sense of wonder in our Scouts Uses various modules to explore the basic principles of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

4 Background and Purpose Purpose Uses two level of awards to recognize Scout activities Focuses on additional work beyond rank activities

5 NOVA Awards Overview Focuses on individual STEM areas Typically an award involves: –Watching an episode of a STEM related show –Completing a belt loop –Completing some STEM activities, –Visiting a STEM facility Work can be combined with rank advancement activities Mathematics Go! Technology Tech Talk Engineering Swing! Science Science Everywhere

6 NOVA Awards Awards First award earns the NOVA Patch Additional awards earn Pi pins

7 SUPERNOVA Awards Overview Recognizes superior achievement by a Cub Scout in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields. Typically a Cub Scout begins work on the SUPERNOVA Award after completing at least two NOVA Awards. Different awards for Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts

8 SUPERNOVA Awards Cub Scouts Eligible for Wolf and Bear Scouts Involves earning 5 academic pins and completing other STEM activities Academic Pins –Required – Mathematics and Science pin –Choose 3 Astronomy, Computers, Geography, Geology, Map and Compass, Nutrition, Pet Care, Photography, Reading and Writing, Video Games, Weather, Wildlife Conservation

9 SUPERNOVA Awards Webelos Scouts Involves earning 6 activity badges and completing other STEM activities Activity Badges –Required – Scholar, Scientist, Engineer –Choose THREE Craftsman, Forester, Geologist, Naturalist, Outdoorsman, and Readyman

10 Contact Information For NOVA awards, please contact your den leader For SuperNOVA awards or other program information, please contact Sean Ryan at


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