Dr. Luis W. Alvarez Supernova Medal
Calling all Wolf and Bear Scouts!
The Golden Gate Area Council is offering an opportunity for ten (10) Wolves or Bear Scouts to work with a Council Supernova mentor to earn the Dr. Luis Alvarez Supernova Medal. Starting on Monday, March 1st at 6 PM, the Wolf and Bear Scouts will begin a 10-week journey to earning the Dr. Luis Alvarez Supernova Medal, the top STEM award for Cub Scouts. (Webelos and Arrow of Lights can earn a different Supernova Medal.)
Each week the Scouts will have a small project to work on that will broaden and deepen their understanding of STEM. The event runs for ten (10) weeks on Monday evenings at 6 PM. The cost of the program is $50 per Scout. (Please note, this is not a Den Activity.) The event is only open to Wolf and Bear Scouts.
This activity is entirely online. Parents must attend the first online meeting as a part of orientation.
In an effort to assist Cub Scout Den Leaders with hands-on activities, the STEM Committee is developing brief videos with STEM activities that can be related to Cub Scout Adventures, not just the Nova Awards. We will try to release a new video about one a week, so check back periodically for updates.
While some Packs and Troops have registered Supernova Mentors, many units do not. If you are a scout looking to earn a Supernova Medal and need a mentor, please email the STEM Committee at email@example.com. Please included which Supernova Medal you are thinking of working towards, your current rank, and any work you may have done so far in completing the award.
Welcome to the GGAC STEM Page
Welcome to the Golden Gate Area Council’s STEM page. This subdomain is meant to be a resource for any and all Nova Counselors, Supernova Mentors, Unit Leaders, and anyone interested in the BSA’s STEM program. The Requirements Help Page has sortable tables for all the STEM Adventures, Merit Badges, and Venturer Fields of Interest. The Supernova Guidance Page has valuable information for Supernova Mentors and candidates for completing the Supernova Application for all program levels. The Requirements Menu has links to the current Nova and Supernova requirements pages. The STEM Resources Menu has additional links for Nova Counselors and Supernova Mentors, a list of the Council’s STEM in a Box offerings, Local STEM activities, and additional resources from National. There’s lots of information on these pages, but if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the GGAC STEM Committee Chair, Tracy Peters.
The GGAC STEM Committee is always on the lookout for Scouters that are passionate about STEM. Please join us at our monthly Committee meetings. For information about joining in on the fun, Alan Young.