BSA STEM/Nova Program

BSA STEM/Nova Program


>>ATTENTION! ATTENTION!

This is an UPDATED VERSION. If all goes well you will NOT have to do a "refresh all data". The app should work with all devices, HOWEVER...If you DO have to do a "refresh all Data" in order to get the app to work properly, please SEND ME AN EMAIL BEFORE you leave lousy feedback! Remember that a scout is courteous, and also, that I developed this app for FREE.

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. Counselors and mentors help bring this engaging, contemporary, and fun program to life for youth members.

The Nova Awards

There are four Nova awards for Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. Each award covers one component of STEM—science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

Cub Scout Nova awards: Science Everywhere, Tech Talk, Swing!, and 1-2-3 Go!

Boy Scout Nova awards: Shoot!, Start Your Engines, Whoosh!, and Designed to Crunch

Venturer Scout Nova awards: Launch!, Power Up, Hang On!, and Numbers Don't Lie

For their first Nova award, Scouts earn the distinctive Nova award patch. After that, a Scout can earn three more Nova awards, each one recognized with a separate pi (π) pin-on device that attaches to the patch. The patch and the three devices represent each of the four STEM topics—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

The Supernova Awards

The Supernova awards have more rigorous requirements than the Nova awards. The requirements and activities were designed to motivate youth and recognize more in-depth, advanced achievement in STEM-related activities.

For Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts:
Dr. Louis Alvarez Supernova Award

For Webelos Scouts:
Dr. Charles H. Townes Supernova Award

For Boy Scouts:
Dr. Bernard Harris Supernova Bronze Award
Thomas Edison Supernova Silver Award

For Venturers:
Dr. Sally Ride Supernova Bronze Award
Wright Brothers Supernova Silver Award
Dr. Albert Einstein Supernova Gold Award

For earning the Supernova award, Scouts receive a medal and certificate.

All requirements may be found in the Nova awards guidebooks, available through local Scout shops—one for Cub Scouts, one for Boy Scouts, and one for Venturers. The requirements can be completed with a parent or an adult leader as the counselor (for the Nova awards) or mentor (for the Supernova awards). Each guidebook includes a section for the counselor and mentor.

Recent changes:
>>ATTENTION! ATTENTION!

BEFORE YOU GO AND LEAVE ME BAD COMMENTS DO A "REFRESH ALL DATA" ON YOUR DEVICE. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE APP! ADDING THE CACHE SO THAT IT CAN BE USED OFFLINE CAUSED THIS SMALL ISSUE. REMEMBER A SCOUT IS COURTEOUS, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT'S GIVEN TO HIM FOR FREE

UPDATE 9-25-2012

This App now allows Caching. What this means is that once you have opened a screen and viewed its contents it will be saved in device memory and you should be able to view it offline.
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About BSA STEM/Nova Program
>>ATTENTION! ATTENTION!

This is an UPDATED VERSION. If all goes well you will NOT have to do a "refresh all data". The app should work with all devices, HOWEVER...If you DO have to do a "refresh all Data" in order to get the app to work properly, please SEND ME AN EMAIL BEFORE you leave lousy feedback! Remember that a scout is courteous, and also, that I developed this app for FREE.

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. Counselors and mentors help bring this engaging, contemporary, and fun program to life for youth members.

The Nova Awards

There are four Nova awards for Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. Each award covers one component of STEM—science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

Cub Scout Nova awards: Science Everywhere, Tech Talk, Swing!, and 1-2-3 Go!

Boy Scout Nova awards: Shoot!, Start Your Engines, Whoosh!, and Designed to Crunch

Venturer Scout Nova awards: Launch!, Power Up, Hang On!, and Numbers Don't Lie

For their first Nova award, Scouts earn the distinctive Nova award patch. After that, a Scout can earn three more Nova awards, each one recognized with a separate pi (π) pin-on device that attaches to the patch. The patch and the three devices represent each of the four STEM topics—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

The Supernova Awards

The Supernova awards have more rigorous requirements than the Nova awards. The requirements and activities were designed to motivate youth and recognize more in-depth, advanced achievement in STEM-related activities.

For Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts:
Dr. Louis Alvarez Supernova Award

For Webelos Scouts:
Dr. Charles H. Townes Supernova Award

For Boy Scouts:
Dr. Bernard Harris Supernova Bronze Award
Thomas Edison Supernova Silver Award

For Venturers:
Dr. Sally Ride Supernova Bronze Award
Wright Brothers Supernova Silver Award
Dr. Albert Einstein Supernova Gold Award

For earning the Supernova award, Scouts receive a medal and certificate.

All requirements may be found in the Nova awards guidebooks, available through local Scout shops—one for Cub Scouts, one for Boy Scouts, and one for Venturers. The requirements can be completed with a parent or an adult leader as the counselor (for the Nova awards) or mentor (for the Supernova awards). Each guidebook includes a section for the counselor and mentor.

Recent changes:
>>ATTENTION! ATTENTION!

BEFORE YOU GO AND LEAVE ME BAD COMMENTS DO A "REFRESH ALL DATA" ON YOUR DEVICE. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE APP! ADDING THE CACHE SO THAT IT CAN BE USED OFFLINE CAUSED THIS SMALL ISSUE. REMEMBER A SCOUT IS COURTEOUS, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT'S GIVEN TO HIM FOR FREE

UPDATE 9-25-2012

This App now allows Caching. What this means is that once you have opened a screen and viewed its contents it will be saved in device memory and you should be able to view it offline.

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A Google User
Feb 12, 2014
A good start but... This app is a good start and a great idea for these awards, but some of the pages don't load and the app has crashed a few tones in the last week. An update would be perfect for this app.
A Google User
Jan 21, 2014
Good info but could use a bit more The app is great but needs a log in link and email updates as boys complete each topic. In there compilation of each it would be good to have a pkace they coukd type what they did and how. Just as a reference for parents and mentors
A Google User
Oct 26, 2013
Love it! Love being able to have everything there to take a quick look. 5 stars if we can check off what has been done (not complaining)
A Google User
Feb 28, 2013
Got it to work! It's helpful to have the information in a portable format, thank you.
A Google User
Feb 28, 2013
Got it to work! It's helpful to have the information in a portable format, thank you.