Feb 10, 2014 - DL Questions
Do all of these requirements need to be met within a single year or is it acceptable to have pins earn in a previous year count towards this award?
Feb 11, 2014 - Scouter Paul
@DL - The scout can work towards this award during his Wolf and Bear program years. Tiger Cubs may not earn the award, and Webelos have different award requirements.
So, if he completes some of the requirements as a Wolf and some as a Bear, that is ok.
Feb 13, 2014 - Wolf DL
Does requirement #6 have to involve the school or is the Mentor able to conduct the experiment with a Den seeking the award? The 'approved by teacher' part makes it sound like it involves the school system.
Feb 14, 2014 - Scouter Paul
@Wolf DL - Yes, the requirement does involve the school system. It indicates it is to be done at school or with teacher approval. A teacher's approval is only authoritative in the school system setting.
So, I would not recommend the mentor conduct an experiment for the den to fulfill #6 - that becomes almost identical to #9.
Also, this is an individual award. Leading a den through the requirements so they all get the award is not the intent. Those "discuss with your mentor" parts of the requirements should be individual discussions, not a group meeting with scouts providing minimal input, such as saying "Yep, I did that."
Feb 26, 2014 - SuperNOVA
My scout just earned his SuperNOVA. Is there a special presentation/ceremony to use when giving him his medal? Thanks!
Feb 27, 2014 - Scouter Paul
@Super - All Scouting ceremonies are "ad-hoc", but some become popular and are used over and over. I've not seen one for NOVA awards yet. Recognizing the scout for his efforts, accomplishment, and continued progress are the key things. No reason to make it too long or too serious.