Nova Award Patch

Dr. Albert Einstein Supernova Award
for Venturers


The requirements listed below are taken from the
Venturer Nova Awards Guidebook (34031 / SKU-614934) 2012 Printing


Third-Level Supernova Award for Boy Scouts.


  1. Earn either the Thomas Edison Supernova Award while a registered Boy Scout or the Wright Brothers Supernova Award while a registered Venturer.

  2. 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.)

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Submit an application to the national Nova committee for approval.

Worksheets for use in working on these requirements: Format
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Blanks in this worksheets table appear when we do not have a worksheet for the badge that includes these requirements.


Page updated on: October 12, 2013



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