Nova Counselor / Supernova Mentor

 

Nova & Supernova Mentor List Updated August 6, 2019

 

The Boy Scouts of America developed the Nova Awards program to excite and expand a sense of wonder in our Scouts.  By working with an adult counselor or mentor, the various modules allow Scouts to explore the basic principles of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) and discover how fun and fascinating STEM can be.  The Supernova awards are offered for those who enjoy a super challenge. 

 

To Become a Nova Counselor

To be added to the list as a Nova Counselor you must be a registered adult 21 years of age or older with some knowledge of STEM topics.  Counselors should be comfortable with high school math and science, but it is not necessary to have a degree in or work in a STEM-related field or be an expert in the topic. 

To become registered, you will need to turn in the following forms to the Scout Office.

  1. BSA Adult Application (Position Code 58) and Background Check Authorization Form
  2. Copy of Youth Protection Training Certificate
  3. Nova Counselor Information Application

 

To Become a Supernova Mentor

To be added to the list as a Supernova Mentor you must be a registered adult age 21 year of age or older.  If working with Cub Scouts and Webelos you must have some STEM knowledge and interest.  Boy Scout Mentors require significant expertise such as being a hobbyist, having a bachelor’s degree in a STEM topic, or having work experience in a STEM-related field like mechanics, welding, etc.  Venturers Mentor should be adults with in-depth knowledge of STEM and with experience in teaching, guiding, and mentoring young people.  To become registered, you will need to turn in the following forms to the Scout Office.

  1. BSA Adult Application (Position Code 58) and Background Check Authorization Form
  2. Copy of Youth Protection Training Certificate
  3. Supernova Awards Mentor Information Application

 

To Be Renewed for the Coming Year

Nova Counselor / Supernova Mentors who are on the list for the current year and current Youth Protection Training will have their registration as a Nova Counselor / Supernova Mentor automatically renewed for the coming year.  If you no longer wish to be a Nova Counselor / Supernova Mentor, please inform the council’s registrar to be removed from the list.

 

Help for Nova Counselors and Supernova Mentors

Here are links to guides, training courses and other resources regarding Nova Counselors and Supernova Mentors.

Counselor Training Instructor’s Guide

Counselor Self-Study Guide

Mentor’s Guide

Cub Scout Unit Guide for STEM Nova Activities

Troop Guide for STEM Nova Activities

Venturer and Sea Scouts Unit Guide for STEM Nova Activities

For additional information go to https://www.scouting.org/stem-nova-awards/

 

Nova Counselor / Supernova Mentor List

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