Cub Scout Nova Award
(the National BSA office has told me that Lion and Tiger scouts may not earn any Nova awards)
There are nine Nova award topics for Cub Scouts. The Nova patch is earned for the first award and then a pi (π) pin-on device that attaches to the patch is earned for each of the other eight topics. The topics represent each of the four STEM topics -
science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Purchase a Nova awards guidebook, available through local Scout shops. The requirements can be completed with a parent or an adult leader as the counselor. Each guidebook includes a section for the counselor and mentor.
The award patch is a 'temporary' patch with a hangloop and should be displayed centered on the right pocket, hanging from the pocket button.
Each of the nine topics listed here are links to PDF files of requirements and counselor notes:
- Science Everywhere
- Down and Dirty
- Nova WILD!
- Out of this World
- Tech Talk
- 1-2-3 Go!
- Fearful Symmetry
- Uncovering the Past
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Oct 06, 2013 - Parick
-be age 21 or older
-register using a BSA adult application (use position code 58 and Scouting position Nova Counselor) [note: this is a council/district position, but there is no fee]
-have current BSA Youth Protection training
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