Out of This World Cub Scout Nova Award (Space Exploration Science) Helps and Documents

Out of this world nova award

Out of This World is the Cub Scout Nova Award for space exploration science. To earn this award, Cub Scouts explore topics such as planets, space, space exploration, or astronomy. They must also complete one of their adventures related to astronomy, health, or design or they must do a related investigation.

Printable helps for requirements:

Printable requirements for Out of This World Nova Award

Printable checkoff sheet for Out of This World Nova Award

Printable note sheet for Out of This World Nova Award

Continue your exploration with these ideas and related achievements:

Bear Super Science Adventure: Cub Scout Helps and Ideas

Bear Cub Scouts will learn about static electricity and buoyancy while working on the Super Science adventure. They will also investigate color-morphing and color-layering.

Nova Awards Program (STEM Award)

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Bear Robotics Adventure: Retired

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Wolf Collections and Hobbies Adventure: Retired

(Note: BSA retired this adventure on May 31, 2022. This information remains here for historical purposes.) Collections and Hobbies is one of the Wolf Cub Scout elective adventures. For the Collections and Hobbies adventure, Wolves start a collection and share it with their den. They also visit collection on display and play a game related to collecting.

Use the Force Star Wars Game

The idea of this game is for each player to “use the force” to keep a balloon on a pool noodle light saber.

Cub Scout Nova Awards and Supernova Awards

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Webelos/AOL Engineer Adventure: Cub Scout Helps and Ideas

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Astronomy Word Search Puzzle

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Dock Your Flying Saucer Game

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The Noble Captain Kirk Song

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Dr. Luis W. Alvarez Supernova Award for Wolves and Bears

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While working on the Webelos Game Design adventure, youth learn what elements are needed to design a game. They create their own game and teach others how to play.

Wolf Motor Away Adventure: Retired

(Note: BSA retired this adventure on May 31, 2022. This information remains here for historical purposes.) Motor Away is one of the Wolf Cub Scout elective adventures. For the Motor Away adventure, Wolves learn about planes, boats, and cars by creating their own models and making them move.

Draw the Solar System Worksheet

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Dr. Charles H. Townes Supernova Award for Webelos

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