STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The NOVA Awards program combines knowledge of STEM concepts with hands on activities.
Cub Scout Nova Awards
- Science Everywhere (Science)
- Down and Dirty (Earth Science)
- Nova WILD! (Nature and Wildlife Science)
- Out of This World (Space Exploration Science)
- Tech Talk (Technology)
- Swing! (Engineering)
- 1-2-3 Go! (Mathematics)
For their first Nova Award, Cub Scouts earn a patch. For each other Nova award, Cub Scouts receive a pi (π) pin-on device to wear on the patch.
Supernova Awards recognize Cub Scouts who go further in their STEM explorations:
July 20 is Moon Day. It commemorates the day the first man walked on the lunar surface. Celebrate Moon Day with some fun space themed activities.
January 2 is Science Fiction Day. This day encourages everyone to pick up a science fiction book and immerse themselves in a new reality. Science fiction encourages us to consider that the world can be different than it is now – better or worse – and our actions will make an impact on the future. So read a book, sing a song or play a game saluting Star Wars or Star Trek. Some books, songs, and games are suggested in this article.