Per the Supernova Application, the candidate is to provide copies of all reports and other appropriate documentation. The information below is meant to help clarify what the appropriate documentation is for each Supernova Award. Ideally, this documentation should come in some sort of binder, so it remains together. We will accept electronic portfolios as well.
It is understood that Wolf and Bear Scout will need assistance in preparing some of these materials, but a good faith effort should be made by the candidate in preparing these materials.
It is understood that the Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts may need assistance in preparing some of these materials, but a good faith effort should be made by the candidate in preparing these materials.
In the case of Scouts BSA, the mentor may provide assistance in getting the materials in the proper format, but the Scout is expected to do the remainder.
For Venturers and Sea Scouts, there are three Supernova Awards available–the Dr. Sally Ride Bronze medal, the Wright Brothers Silver medal, and the Dr. Albert Einstein Gold medal. The Dr. Sally Ride medal is exclusively for Venturers and Sea Scouts. The Wright Brothers medal may be earned by Scouts BSA that are dual registered that have already earned the Dr. Bernard Harris medal. For Venturers and Sea Scouts that want to earn these medals, please contact the GGAC STEM Committee prior to beginning so as to ensure all the required documentation is present at the time of submission.
For ambitious Venturers and Sea Scouts, there is the Albert Einstein Supernova Award. Albert Einstein Supernova Mentors need to consult the National Council’s guidance for this award. Venturers and Sea Scouts interested in this award need to consult with the GGAC STEM Committee prior to beginning work on the award. Requirement #4 (the Research Project) requires that the project be approved by the National STEM Committee prior to work commencing.
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