For all Scouters and older Scouts BSA Youth (1 Session Long). Come learn through hands-on activities what it takes to incorporate the STEM program into the Scouts BSA program. When the course is completed, the participants will come away with working knowledge of how to incorporate the Nova and Supernova Awards into a Scouts BSA program.
For all Adult Leaders (2 Sessions Long). Wondering how to implement STEM in your unit, be it a Pack, a Troop, or a Crew? We will show how units across the Council are doing just that. We will demonstrate a program that will assist leaders in bringing STEM to their units including the super nova awards for all levels
For all Cub Scout Leaders (1 Session Long). This will be a hands-on STEM experience where leaders will learn how to put on a STEM event for a Pack or a Den. You will come away with many more ideas that will excite and engage your Cub Scouts and Webelos.
Interested in projectile motion? Come join the GGAC STEM Committee at the Merit Badge Extravaganza coming up on February 3rd and earn the Shoot! Nova Award.
Come join the Golden Gate Area Council for the Nova Award Splash!
On Saturday, February 24th at 10:00 am, we will meet at the Big Break Regional Shoreline in Oakley, CA to learn about the wonders of that everyday substance we often take for granted, Water. Nova Counselors will guide Scouts BSA youth in completing the Splash! Nova Award. We will have all the supplies needed for the demonstrations and we will be working with a Naturalist at Big Break Regional Shoreline. At the end the session, a Scout completing all the requirements will receive their Nova Award patch or pin. The event should finish between 2 and 3 pm.
Everyone needs to bring their own bag lunch and refillable water bottle.
The cost for the event is $45.
Come join the Golden Gate Area Council for the Nova Award Science Everywhere!
On Saturday, March 16th at 1:00 pm (check-in at 12 pm), we will meet at St. Stephen CME Church in Fairfield, CA to learn how to be a scientist, the impact of oil spills, and how to clean them up. Nova Counselors will guide Cub Scouts youth (Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and AOL) in completing the Science Everywhere! Nova Award. We will have all the supplies needed for the demonstrations and we will be a talk and demonstration International Bird Rescue. At the end the session, a Scout completing all the requirements will receive their Nova Award patch or pin. The event should finish between 3 and 4 pm.
This event is only open to Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and AOL Scouts. Lions and Tigers are not eligible for this award.
Everyone needs to bring their own refillable water bottle, but we will have a small snack for everyone.
The cost for the event is $25.
Parents should plan to remain and observe their Cub.
(Wolf, Bear, Webelos and Arrow of Light)
Come join the GGAC STEM Committee at Wagner Ranch Nature Area on Saturday, April 20th, 2024 at 350 Camino Pablo, Orinda, CA from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm for an opportunity to earn the Nova Wild! Award. Your Nova Counselors will guide you through the requirements for Nova Wild!. At the end the session, a Scout completing all the requirements will receive their Nova Award patch or pin.
(Event Check-In Opens at 12:00 pm)
$20 per Scout.
Cubs wear your Class B uniforms.
Participants need to bring their own water bottles and snacks.
Scouts BSA Volunteers Welcome
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 protected]. 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 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 Scout STEM Kit 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.