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NOVA Awards

Image:Arr r.png NOTE: This topic has been moved from User_talk:RWSmithTalk:NOVA Awards. RWSmith (Bureaucrat), 17:47, July 21, 2012 (EDT)

I'm fighting my way through the new Nova Awards article. There is a lot if information. I think, that when I'm finished, the article may need to be split into separate articles for Cub, Scout, and Venturer just to make it more readable. Jay 15:54, July 21, 2012 (EDT)

No problem, Jay. You (we, et al) can easily make the initial data entries into one "big" article, which we can just as easily split up, later. Frankly, that's my usual course (preference), too. I mean, yeah, 'there's more than one way to skin a cat'; but, to me, it just seems easier that way. —RWSmith (Bureaucrat), 17:47, July 21, 2012 (EDT)
Then that's the plan! --Jay 17:51, July 21, 2012 (EDT)
P.S. Wow! You weren't kidding! That's a lot of stuff! —RWSmith (Bureaucrat), 18:23, July 21, 2012 (EDT)


  1. Make relevant upper- and lower-case STEM and Nova {{shortcut}}s.
  2. Right off the top of my head... the page splits could, kinda-sorta, maybe, look something like this:
  • NOVA Awards This page should contain an overview of the program and serve as the "Portal" to the sub-pages.
  • NOVA Awards/Cub Scouts
  • NOVA Awards/Cub Scouts/Nova
  • NOVA Awards/Cub Scouts/Supernova
  • NOVA Awards/Webelos/Supernova
  • NOVA Awards/Boy Scouts
  • NOVA Awards/Boy Scouts/Nova
  • NOVA Awards/Boy Scouts/Supernova
  • NOVA Awards/Venturing
  • NOVA Awards/Venturing/Nova
  • NOVA Awards/Venturing/Supernova

RWSmith (Bureaucrat), 18:23, July 21, 2012 (EDT)


I started a navbox for this page. I also see this being broke out into different pages, maybe like the Hornaday award is? Jzweiac 00:13, July 24, 2012 (EDT)

Nova Awards Program Advancement
Award Overview:Nova Awards
Worksheets:Nova & Supernova Award Worksheets
Cub Scout
Nova:1-2-3 Go!Down and DirtyNova WILD!Out of This WorldScience EverywhereSwing!Tech TalkFearful SymmetryUncovering the Past
Supernova:Dr. Luis W. Alvarez Supernova Award (Wolf/Bear only) • Dr. Charles H. Townes Supernova Award (Webelos only)
Boy Scout
Nova:Designed to CrunchLet It Grow!Shoot!Start Your Engines!Whoosh!Splash!
Supernova:Dr. Bernard Harris Bronze Supernova AwardThomas Edison Silver Supernova Award
Venturer / Sea Scout
Nova:Hang On!Launch!Numbers Don't LiePower UpWade!
Supernova:Dr. Sally Ride Bronze Supernova AwardWright Brothers Silver Supernova AwardDr. Albert Einstein Gold Supernova Award
Scouter:Dr. Paul A. Siple Bronze Supernova Award


I'll leave the split to someone else. There are a couple things to note. First, the Supernova Activity Topics for Boy Scouts and Venturers are identical. Also, the Venturers have Venturer STEM Explorations that have the same names as the Boy Scout Merit Badges (see the "Venturer STEM Exploration" paragraph in the Venturer section for details). Jay 17:06, July 22, 2012 (EDT)

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