Oct 06, 2013 - Parick
Who is the counselor that the requirements keep referring to? Is this Akela, or do we need to find subject matter experts for the boys to talk to?
Oct 06, 2013 - Yukon Jack
@ Parick. The NOVA Awards require the scout to have a counselor. This person can be a parent, other scout leader, or trusted adult. The SUPERNOVA Awards require a mentor, which must have expertise in the S.T.E.M. fields and submit a registration form to the local council as a registered adult. A parent may only be the counselor/mentor for his son if other boys are involved. In other words, a parent may not sign off requirements for his son alone. Good luck.
Oct 17, 2013 - Dolores
Can a cub scout work on the supernova award for two years as both a wolf and a bear or do all of the requirements have to completed in the same year to earn the award?
Oct 18, 2013 - Scouter Paul
@Dolores - There are no year-specific requirements, so I see no reason why the scout can't work on his Nova award all the way through his Webelos years. There is a specific SuperNova award for Webelos, but the one Cub Scout Nova award is for Wolfs, Bears, and Webelos.
Also, there is no time limit (except turning 18) for the Boy Scout Nova award, so it follows there would be none for Cub Scouts.
Feb 03, 2014 - Jolie
Are there any statistics on how many Scouts earn this award annually?
Mar 11, 2014 - Robert
@Jolie: This is a brand new program. There are no statistics yet and there have been quite a few hiccups getting it started in our Pack. Specifically, no mentors listings and not a lot of help from Council.