Nova Counselors

  • Must be age 21 or older
  • Register as a Nova Counselor (position code 58, non-unit position, no registration fee) using the BSA Adult Application
  • Must complete BSA’s Youth Protection Training before working with youth
  • Should complete Nova Counselor training available at my.scouting.org html icon.  Log in, click “BSA Learn Center”, then “STEM in Scouting.”

Supernova Mentors

  • Must be age 21 or older
  • Must be subject matter experts in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) field
  • Register as a Supernova Mentor (position code 52, non-unit position, no registration fee) using the BSA Adult Application
  • Must complete and submit the Supernova Awards Mentor Information PDF icon form to the local council service center
  • Must complete BSA’s Youth Protection Training before working with youth
  • Should complete STEM Supernova Mentor training available at available at my.scouting.org html icon.  Log in, click “BSA Learn Center”, then “STEM in Scouting.”

Supernova mentors guiding Scouts through the Dr. Albert Einstein Supernova award should reference the most recent version of the guide to mentoring the Dr Albert Einstein Supernova Award, available with the Venturing/Sea Scouting Supernova Awards.

 

How to become a Nova Counselor

Email Alana LaBelle for all documents in one email!

  • Nova Counselors guide youth through the Nova Awards.
  • Nova Counselors must be at least 21 years old.

To become a Nova Counselor

  • a. Complete Youth Protection Training and save or print/scan a copy of your certificate.
  • b. Complete BSA Adult Application (enter position code 58 – Nova Counselor) and scan a copy. (non-unit position, no registration fee)
  • c. Complete BSA online Nova Counselor Training at my.scouting.org and save or print/scan copy of your certificate.
  • d. Email a copy of the 3 items listed in a, b, and c to Rich Gomez, the Grand Canyon Council STEM chair, at rmgchallenge@earthlink.net

How to become a Supernova Mentor

Email Alana LaBelle for all documents in one email!

  • Supernova Mentors guide youth through the Supernova Awards.
  • Supernova Mentors must be at least 21 years old and be subject matter expert in a STEM field.

To become a Supernova Mentor

  • a. Complete Youth Protection Training and save or print/scan a copy of your certificate.
  • b. Complete BSA Adult Application (enter position code 52 – Supernova Mentor) and scan a copy. (non-unit position, no registration fee)
  • c. Complete Supernova Mentor application and scan a copy https://www.scouting.org/stem-nova-awards/ volunteer-support/
  • d. Complete BSA online Supernova Mentor Training at my.scouting.org and save or print/scan a copy of your certificate.
  • e. Email a copy of the 4 items listed in a, b, c, and d to Rich Gomez, the Grand Canyon Council STEM chair, at rmgchallenge@earthlink.net

How to become a Nova Counselor AND a Supernova Mentor

Email Alana LaBelle for all documents in one email!

  • a. Be 21 years of age or older.
  • b. Be a subject matter expert in a STEM field.
  • c. Complete Youth Protection Training and save or print/scan a copy of your certificate.
  • d. Complete BSA Adult Application (enter position code 52 – Supernova Mentor AND enter position code 58 – Nova Counselor) and scan a copy. (non-unit position, no registration fee)
  • e. Complete Supernova Mentor application and scan a copy https://www.scouting.org/stem-nova-awards/ volunteer-support/
  • f. Complete BSA online Supernova Mentor Training at my.scouting.org and save or print/scan a copy of your certificate.
  • g. Email a copy of the 4 items listed in c, d, e, and f to Rich Gomez, the Grand Canyon Council STEM chair, at rmgchallenge@earthlink.net