STEM for Scouts BSA

Here are some STEM activities that you can complete at home.

Please consult with your Scout Leader or a Counselor with questions.

  • Science (Shoot; Let It Grow)
  • Technology (Start Your Engines)
  • Engineering (Whoosh)
  • Math (Designed to Crunch)


STEM Is the future

Fostering a strong STEM education is our best opportunity to boost the spirit of innovation. It’s what we need to help ensure this country continues on a prosperous and secure journey. STEM literacy is also critical because it has a profound and growing impact on our day-to-day lives. Nature, space exploration, and any STEM-related interest reveals to us the beauty and power of the world we inhabit.

What Are the STEM Nova Awards?

The Boy Scouts of America developed the STEM Nova Awards program to excite and expand a sense of wonder in our Scouts. By working with an adult counselor or mentor, the various modules allow them to explore the basic principles of STEM and discover how fun and fascinating STEM can be. The Supernova awards are offered for those who enjoy a super challenge. Discover how the STEM Nova Awards program helps youth be “Prepared. For Life.” 




Let It Grow!
Mendel’s Minions


Start Your Engines! 
Hello World


Up and Away 
Next Big Thing


Designed to Crunch 

Scouts BSA Nova Awards Information