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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)

STEM Nova Awards Program Advancement
Award Overview:STEM Nova awards
Worksheets:Nova & Supernova Award Worksheets
Cub Scout
Nova:Science: Science EverywhereDown and DirtyNova WILD!Out of This WorldUncovering the PastTechnology: Tech TalkCub Scouts Can CodeEngineering: Swing!Up and AwayMath: 1-2-3 Go!Fearful Symmetry
Supernova:Dr. Luis W. Alvarez Supernova Award (Wolf/Bear only) • Dr. Charles H. Townes Supernova Award (Webelos only)
Scouts BSA
Nova:Science: Shoot!Let It Grow!Splash!Mendel's MinionsTechnology: Start Your Engines!Hello, WorldEngineering: Whoosh!Up and AwayNext Big ThingMath: Designed to Crunch
Supernova:Dr. Bernard Harris Bronze Supernova AwardThomas Edison Silver Supernova Award
Venturer / Sea Scout
Nova:Science: Launch!Wade!What a LifeTechnology: Power UpExecuteSomething from NothingEngineering: Hang On!Up and AwayMath: Numbers Don't Lie
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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