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Learn About Nova

  • National Nova Program – Familiarize yourself with the BSA NOVA program and find all the newest updates.
  • Nova Literature – You can purchase Nova Books for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, & Venturers.
  • Nova Unit Guides – Need some help bringing STEM to your Unit? The National STEM Committee developed STEM Unit Guides for Cub Scouts and for Scouts BSA.
  • Online Nova Training –Complete your Nova training online through my.scouting- BSA Learn Center

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Unit STEM Coordinator
    •  Take the lead on bringing STEM to your Unit by becoming knowledgeable about the NOVA program and STEM opportunities.  Download here.
  • NOVA Counselor
    • Train to become a NOVA Counselor, and help your Scouts earn their NOVA awards (STEM expertise not required!). Use an adult application with position code 58 to register. Learn more here.
  • Supernova Mentor
    • Train to become a Supernova Mentor, and help area Scouts earn our most prestigious STEM awards (STEM expertise preferred). Use an adult application with position code 52 and a Supernova Mentor application to register.**
  • Council STEM Committee
    • Join our committee of Scouters who are passionate about STEM, and help us plan & implement STEM Universities, STEM Camps, the Einstein Recognition Dinner, and other fun events. Contact Ryan or Logan to join!

NameTitle
Karen VangyiaSTEM Chair
Doug StewartVenturing Initiatives Chair
Mike HulsizerScouts BSA Initiatives Chair
VacantFinance Chair
Sophia BrightCub Scout Initiatives Chair
Patrick SchaeferTraining Chair
Michele ElkinsOutreach Chair
Sherry WatsonMarketing Chair
Lisa BalbesCommittee Vice Chair
VacantMobile STEM Lab Chair
Steve MasakiCommittee Vice Chair
Eric VossCommittee Vice Chair

  • District STEM Chairs
    • Help us promote the STEM Nova program in your District. Provide guidance to Nova Counselors/Supernova Mentors and promote STEM events.

NameDistrict
David AllsopBoone Trails
David WelchNorth Star
Wesley CalvertEgyptian
Michele WissmannOsage
Frank MastersonCherokee
VacantOzark Trailblazers
Y.C. YoungGrand Towers
Steve MasakiPathfinder
Jerry FixGravois Trail
Jennifer LaibenRiver Trails
Gary KinselBig Muddy
Kevin McMeelShawnee
Lisa Bables and Theresa CollettiNew Horizons
Jacque MattinglyThunderbird
VacantPiasa Bird
Cassie ClarkBlack Gold
Eric VossCahokia Mounds
VacantKaskaskia
Doug StewartSt. Clair
VacantIllini
Brett RusselSioux

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