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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

STEM Prepares Scouts For Today And Their Future

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The BSA’s STEM initiative gives Scouts an opportunity to explore STEM-related concepts and learn how STEM knowledge is used in everyday life and in the professional world. The aim is to expose youth to new opportunities and help build interest in the STEM-related careers that are so crucial to our future economy.

STEM 2018 Annual Report

To support this exploration of STEM, the BSA debuted the Nova and Supernova Awards program, an initiative that promotes an enthusiasm towards STEM and offers recognition and advancement for Scouts absorbed in STEM learning.

Scouts earning Novas should complete a Nova Card, and turn it into the Scout Shop to get their patch or pin.




Thank you to our 2018 STEM Sponsors!

Albert Einstein Sponsor

$25,000 +


Great Rivers Confluence Foundation


Sir Isaac Newton Sponsor

$15,000 – $24,999


John Mathes


Marie Curie Sponsor

$10,000 – $14,999


Bank of America



Nikola Tesla Sponsor

$7,500 – $9,999


University of Missouri – St. Louis


Stephen Hawking Sponsor

$4000 – $7,499



AT&T Missouri

Southeast Missouri State University

Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville

Southern Illinois University – Carbondale

George Washington Carver Sponsor

$1000 – $3,999


Daugherty Business Solutions

VWR Foundation

Pole Position Raceway – Academy of Racing

De Smet

St Louis Community Credit Union

Saint Louis Zoo

Rosalind Franklin Sponsor

$500 – $999

American Welding Society – St Louis Chapter

Alberici Constructors

Craig Alexander