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STEM in your unit

STEM in your unit

Integrate the STEM NOVA Program into your Unit

The national BSA NOVA program was designed to be implemented at the Unit level and integrated into your traditional Scouting program. You can bring STEM directly to your Den, Troop, or Crew to help your Scouts earn the NOVA and Supernova awards. Utilize the resources below to get started, and never hesitate to reach out to us with your questions!

National Nova Program – Familiarize yourself with the BSA NOVA program and find all the newest updates.
Nova Literature – You can purchase Nova Books for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, & Venturers. Plus, find worksheets for each of the NOVA & Supernova awards, Nova Cards, and other resources here.
Nova Unit Guides – Need some help bringing STEM to your Unit? The National STEM Committee developed STEM Unit Guides for Cub Scouts and for Boy Scouts.
Online Nova Training –Complete your Nova training online through my.scouting- BSA Learn Center


Unit STEM Coordinator – Take the lead on bringing STEM to your Unit by becoming knowledgeable about the NOVA program and STEM opportunities.
NOVA Counselor Train to become a NOVA Counselor, and help your Scouts earn their NOVA awards (STEM expertise not required!). Use an adult application with position code 58 to register.**
Supernova Mentor Train to become a Supernova Mentor, and help area Scouts earn our most prestigious STEM awards (STEM expertise preferred). Use an adult application with position code 52 and a Supernova Mentor application to register.**
**Find additional resources here.  Worksheets, applications, Fast Start training, and Unit Guides.  New Nova Cards!


Council Events & Partner Workshops Earn NOVAs & STEM-based Merit Badges/Adventures at Council-coordinated STEM events & partner workshops throughout the year!
Nova Counselors & Supernova Mentors Find & contact Nova Counselors/Supernova Mentors for your ambitious Scouts using the Merit Badge Directory.
STEM Chairs Each District has a STEM Chair who can provide you information on the NOVA program, Council STEM events, and how to promote STEM in your Unit.