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.


Cub Scout Boy Scout Venturer
Belt Loops & Advancement Summary Merit Badges & Exploration Advancement Summary Dr. Sally Ride Supernova Award
Cub Scout Nova Awards Boy Scout Nova Awards Wright Brothers Supernova Award
Cub Scout Supernova Awards Dr. Bernard Harris Supernova Award Dr. Albert Einstein Supernova Award
Dr. Luis W. Alvarez Supernova Award Thomas Edison Supernova Award Venturing Supernova Topics
Webelos Supernova Awards Supernova Activity Topics


Supernova Awards:

Supernova Award Application – Youth member

Supernova Award Mentor Application

Turn in completed Supernova applications to District STEM Chairman or District Advancement Chairman for approval or drop off to BSA office.


NOVA Counselor Fast Start

Supernova Mentor Fast Start

STEM Videos:

BSA STEM Intro Video