STEM

The Nova Awards

The Nova awards for Boy Scouts covers one component of STEM—science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

For their first Nova award, Scouts earn the distinctive Nova award patch.

After that, a Scout can earn three more Nova awards, each one recognized with a separate pi (π) pin-on device that attaches to the patch. The patch and the three devices represent each of the four STEM topics—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Super Nova Awards

The Supernova awards have more rigorous requirements than the Nova awards. The requirements and activities were designed to motivate youth and recognize more in-depth, advanced achievement in STEM-related activities.

For earning the Supernova award, Scouts receive a medal and certificate.

Merit Badge related to STE