Albert Einstein Supernova Medal
Venturer & Sea Scout Gold Medal
Thomas Alva Edison Supernova Medal
Scouts BSA Silver Medal




Wright Brothers Supernova Medal
Venturer & Sea Scout Silver Medal
Benard Harris Supernova Medal
Scouts BSA Bronze Medal

While some Packs and Troops have registered Supernova Mentors, many units do not. If you are a scout looking to earning a Supernova Medal and need a mentor, please email the STEM Committee at 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.

Sally Ride Supernova Medal
Venturer & Sea Scout Bronze Medal
Charles H. Townes Supernova Medal
Webelos Bronze Medal
Luis W. Alvarez Supernova Medal
Cub Scout Bronze Medal

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, Michael McDowell

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, contact Michael McDowell or Alan Young.

Upcoming STEM Events...

We don't have any new events just yet.

Check back in December for new STEM activities in 2021


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