SuperNOVA Mentors help youth complete the requirement for their rank specific SuperNOVA and educate them about what a Scientist/Engineer/STEM professional does.
Any adult(21 or older) who has a STEM background, is registered with Boy Scouts of America and has completed youth protection training. SuperNOVA Mentors should complete the SuperNOVA Mentor either online or in person and register with the Council Office by submitting BOTH an updated Adult Application (position code 52) and a SuperNOVA mentor Application.
Note: Parents can be SuperNOVA mentors to their own youth ONLY if they are mentors to other youth in their unit. Part of the SuperNOVA award is to learn to express STEM ideas in adult STEM professions.
Yes! Most districts have a district NOVA chair who can assist individuals in obtaining information, lessons and more. Please Contact Us for information on the current district STEM Chairs.
Once a youth has completed all SuperNOVA award requirements, they will receive a SuperNOVA medal and certificate. Medals for each rank are pictured above. Click here for more information.
Once you as an approved SuperNOVA mentor believe a youth has completed their SuperNOVA Award requirements, assist the youth in completing a SuperNOVA Application as well as gather all supporting documentation (this should include but is not limited to photos, hand written reports, data charts, or youth made presentation materials). Please see the Supernova page for more details.
The steps of submitting and being awarded a SuperNOVA include"
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