Hello World is the Scouts BSA Nova Award for investigating coding and programming. To earn this award, Scouts must complete one of their digital technology related merit badges and learn about related topics such as functions, loops, variables, and URLs. Scouts also try their hand at writing some simple programs.
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:
This astronomy word search puzzle features space exploration terms. Use it as a gathering activity at a space themed meeting or for an astronomy related achievement.
Nova Awards are the BSA Awards focused on STEM – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Working on the Soil and Water Conservation merit badge helps Scouts learn about things like erosion, watersheds, aquifers, water pollution, and water treatment. They also learn about the importance of plants in soil and water conservation.
While working on the Dentistry merit badge, Scouts learn about how to keep teeth and gums healthy. They investigate the equipment and techniques used by dentists. Scouts explore careers related to oral health.
Scouts working on the Programming merit badge learn about the history of programming and programming languages. They explore the applications of programming and how to modify code. They also investigate careers related to programming.