Cub Scout Nova Award – Uncovering the Past (Archaeology)

Uncovering the past nova award

Uncovering the Past is the Cub Scout Nova Award for archaeology. To earn this award, Cub Scouts explore topics such as artifacts, ecofacts, dig sites, and petroglyphs . They must also complete one of their adventures related to culture and history.

Printable helps for requirements:

Printable requirements for Uncovering the Past Nova Award

Printable checkoff sheet for Uncovering the Past Nova Award

Printable note sheet for Uncovering the Past Nova Award

Nova Awards Program (STEM Award)

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The NOVA Awards program combines knowledge of STEM concepts with hands on activities.

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.

Project Family Adventure: Retired

(Note: BSA retired this adventure on May 31, 2022. This information remains here for historical purposes.) Project Family is one of the Webelos/Arrow of Light elective adventures. For the Project Family adventure, Webelos learn about family history and discover different ways they can participate as a family member.

Cub Scout Nova Awards and Supernova Awards

Nova Awards are the BSA Awards focused on STEM – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The Cub Scout Nova awards program provides age appropriate activities in these areas.

Hubbub – A Native American Dice Game

This is a traditional Native American dice game. The scoring systems seem to vary from one reference to another, so the system below is a simplified system which scouts should be able to follow.

Den Time Capsule

The idea is to make a den time capsule which they add to from time to time – maybe every year at Blue and Gold time and after summer camp or when they earn their rank or do something special. Then, when they cross over to Scouts BSA, they open the time capsule and see all of the things they added.

Webelos/AOL Looking Back Looking Forward Adventure: Retired

(Note: BSA retired this adventure on May 31, 2022. This information remains here for historical purposes.) Looking Back Looking Forward is one of the Webelos/Arrow of Light elective adventures. For the Looking Back, Looking Forward adventure, Webelos learn about the past and create a time capsule.

Bear Beat of the Drum Adventure: Retired

(Note: BSA retired this adventure on May 31, 2022. This information remains here for historical purposes.) Beat of the Drum is one of the Bear elective adventures. For the Beat of the Drum adventure, Bears learn about native American culture.

Pahsahëman – A Native American Field Game

Pahsahëman is similar to football. It has been played by the Lenape of the American Northeast for many generations. These instructions include tips for adapting this game for use with scouts.

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

The Dr. Luis W. Alvarez Supernova Award can be earned by Wolf and Bear Cub Scouts who want to learn more about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. To earn this award, Scouts must complete the Code of the Wolf or Make it Move adventure. Then they do some activities to keep track of time or money. They also study probability and learn about careers in STEM fields. They can also use the Call of the Wild or Forensics adventures to fulfill some of the requirements for this award.

Dr. Charles H. Townes Supernova Award for Webelos

The Dr. Charles Townes Supernova Award can be earned by Webelos who want to learn more about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. To earn this award, Webelos must complete the Adventures in Science or Engineer adventure. They also do some activities related to geocaching, wildfires, rockets, constellations, aquariums, or terrariums. Cub Scouts investigate the scientific method and famous scientists.


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