The Cub Scout World Conservation Award may be earned by Wolves, Bears, or Webelos (including Webelos working on Arrow of Light). They earn the award by working on their rank appropriate conservation and nature adventures. They must also participate in a conservation project.
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)
- Uncovering the Past (Archaeology)
- 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:
The Forces of Flight game would make a fun addition to a pack meeting for the Soaring the Skies Cub Scout theme. Use this game when the Cub Scouts have been sitting for too long and need to get up and move around.
Bear Cub Scouts learn about musical instruments from around the world while working on the A World of Sound adventure. They make a mbira, a sistrum, and a rain stick .
The idea of this game is for each player to “use the force” to keep a balloon on a pool noodle light saber.
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.
Use dried gourds to make a birdhouse. If you didn’t grow any yourself, you can probably find some in your area at a farmer’s market or even a craft shop.