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.
Digital Technology Merit Badge
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BSA has a set of troop programs which can help PLCs plan activities around a theme. This communication program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month’s worth of troop activities which focus on giving and receiving information.
Scouts learn how digital information is stored and transmitted while working on the Digital Technology merit badge. They explore how digital technology has changed over the years. They also investigate the practical aspects of digital technology and explore careers in the field.
The Thomas Alva Edison Supernova Award is the silver (second) level Supernova Award for Scouts BSA. To earn this award, Scouts must earn the Dr. Bernard Harris Supernova award, one additional Nova award, and four additional Nova approved STEM related merit badges. They must also complete two additional Supernova activities.
The Dr. Bernard Harris Supernova Award is the bronze (first) level Supernova Award for Scouts BSA. To earn this award, Scouts must earn three Nova awards, the Scholarship merit badge, and four Nova approved STEM related merit badges. They must also complete two Supernova activities.
The Multimedia feature lets Scouts explore their creative side using cameras, and other technology. They can shoot, edit and share a short film.