What Is The NOVA Award?

NOVA Awards program incorporates learning with cool activities and exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The  awards stimulate interest in STEM-related fields and show how science, technology, engineering and mathematics apply to everyday living.

How Does One Earn The Awesome Patch?

Wolf, Bear and Webelos scouts are eligible for the patch.  When a scout completes his first module he is awarded the patch.  After that, each completed module in a different STEM area earns him a Pi pin which is worn on the patch.  Click here for modules and requirements.  Keep your den leader informed of your scout's progress.

What Do I Become A NOVA Counselor?

Any parent can become a counselor.  Counselors must complete Youth Protection Training and the STEM Orientation classes at My.Scouting.Org*.

Is There A NOVA Specific Manual?

Why yes there is :)  Find it here on scoutstuff.org or at the National Capital Area Scout Store in Bethesda

More NOVA Questions?  Go to NOVA FAQ's.

* To navigate to the BSA NOVA Counselor training, go to my.scouting.org (if you do not already have a my.scouting.com account, create a free account for yourself).  On the my.scouting.org home page, click on the BSA Learn Center image in the right vertical side bar -> click 'Expanded' -> click 'STEM In Scouting' to take the three related STEM courses.