The requirements listed below are taken from the
Venturer Nova Awards Guidebook (34031 / SKU-614934) 2012 Printing
Third-Level Supernova Award for Boy Scouts.
Earn either the Thomas Edison Supernova Award while a registered Boy Scout or the Wright Brothers Supernova Award while a registered Venturer.
Complete FOUR additional Supernova activity topics, one in each of the four different STEM areas.
(Note: The intent is that upon completion of the Dr. Albert Einstein Supernova Award the Venturer will have completed
two Supernova activity topics in each of the four STEM areas for a total of eight.)
Create and propose a new Nova awards topic for any program (Cub Scout, Webelos, Boy Scouts, or Venturing)
comparable to the existing Nova awards topics at that program level.
Prepare a written outline for this proposed Nova awards topic and submit it to your mentor.
With guidance from your mentor, select an area of current STEM-related concern and develop a research project or experiment related to that area.
This research project or experiment should be challenging and should require a significant investment of time and effort on your part.
(A guideline would be approximately 100 hours.)
If your mentor is not a specialist in the area of your project or experiment, he or she will solicit assistance from a specialist who to serve as a STEM consultant.
Execute the project or experiment. Prepare a complete and well-documented written report AND an oral presentation.
Present both to your mentor and your local council Nova committee.
Submit an application to the national Nova committee for approval.