October 7, 2017
At STEM Day, Scouts will work on a variety of STEM activities. More details are coming soon.
What to Bring
- Scouts are encouraged to wear their field uniform (Scout uniform) or activity (any Scout t-shirt)
- BSA Health and Medical Record (parts A &B for all Scouting events) for every participant
- Optional: chair, water, snacks, sunscreen
About the Nova and Supernova Awards
The Boy Scouts of America's NOVA Awards program incorporates learning with cool activities and exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. The hope is that the requirements and activities for earning these awards stimulates interest in STEM-related fields and shows how science, technology, engineering and mathematics apply to everyday living and the world around them. Counselors and mentors help bring this engaging, contemporary, and fun program to life for youth members.There are awards for Cub Scouts, Webelos, Boy Scouts and Venturers. These awards are designed to encourage participation and to increase interest in STEM by making it relevant and fun.
- Cub Scout: Science Everywhere, Down and Dirty, Nova WILD!, Out of This World, Tech Talk, Swing!, 1-2-3 Go!, and Cub Scout Supernova, Webelos Supernova
- Boy Scout: Shoot!, Let It Grow!, Start Your Engines, Whoosh!, and Designed to Crunch, and Supernova Award
- Venturer: Launch!, Power Up, Hang On!, Numbers Don't Lie, and Supernova Award
For their first Nova award, Scouts earn the distinctive Nova award patch. After that, a Scout can earn additional Nova awards, each one recognized with a separate pi (π) pin-on device that attaches to the patch. Nova awards may be repeated provided the activities and adventures/merit badges are different.
The Supernova awards have more rigorous requirements than the Nova awards. The requirements and activities are 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.
The Supernova Award program includes earning certain adventures for Cub Scouts and Webelos and merit badges for Boy Scouts, plus completing additional, more rigorous STEM related requirements. The Venturing requirements are based on more independent achievement and teaching activities. The Supernova Award is designed to encourage and recognize more in-depth achievement in STEM. The Supernova Awards are medals on neck ribbons.
Learn more about STEM and how to become a Nova counselors or Supernova mentor.
Notice! Please be advised that promotional videotaping/photography may be in progress at any time at an event. Your entrance constitutes your agreement that the district has the right to reproduce your likeness in videography/photography for promotion (e.g., publications, internet, newspaper).
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Texting Reminders and Updates
Big Cypress District is taking communications to a new level! Remind is a program that allows us to safely and efficiently interact with Scouters about important district activities. Subscribers sign up and choose to receive messages by text, email, or in their app.
Remind Phone Number: 832-730-4116
General Big Cypress District Info: @bcdinfo
All Scouts in the district should sign up for our district cell phone reminders! This is general information about YPT classes, Roundtable reminders, recharter, district dinner, etc.
The BSA's Commitment to Safety is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed and all participants must follow youth protection guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:
- Two-deep leadership on all outings required.
- No one-on-one contact between adults and youth members.
- The buddy system should be used at all times.
- Discipline must be constructive.
Youth Protection Guidelines Guide to Safe Scouting Enterprise Risk Management
For questions, contact our STEM Day Chair Russell Householder.