STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The NOVA Awards program combines knowledge of STEM concepts with hands on activities.
Scouts BSA Nova Awards
- Shoot! (Science)
- Let It Grow! (Food and Agriculture Science)
- Start Your Engines! (Technology)
- Whoosh! (Engineering)
- Designed to Crunch (Mathematics)
For their first Nova Award, Scouts earn a patch. For each other Nova award, Scouts receive a pi (π) pin-on device to wear on the patch.
The Supernova Awards recognize Scouts who go further in their STEM explorations: