STEM In Your Unit

Integrate the STEM NOVA Program into your Unit

The national BSA NOVA program was designed to be implemented at the Unit level and integrated into your traditional Scouting program. You can bring STEM directly to your Den, Troop, or Crew to help your Scouts earn the NOVA and Supernova awards. Utilize the resources below to get started, and never hesitate to reach out to us with your questions!


Stem Learn

Familiarize yourself with the BSA NOVA program here

You can also purchase the NOVA Books for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, & Venturers here, and find worksheets for each of the NOVA & Supernova awards here.**

**New NOVAs have not yet been added to the books, and do not have a worksheet; requirements are listed here.



Stem Volunteer

Unit STEM Coordinator (link to document) – Take the lead on bringing STEM to your Unit by becoming knowledgeable about the NOVA program and STEM opportunities.

NOVA Counselor – Train to become a NOVA Counselor, and help your Scouts earn their NOVA awards (STEM expertise not required!).**

Supernova Mentor – Train to become a Supernova Mentor, and help area Scouts earn our most prestigious STEM awards (STEM expertise preferred).**