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STEM NOVA & SUPERNOVA AWARDS

STEM Nova & supernova recognition

NOVA

Nova Awards are approved by the Nova Counselors in Scoutbook or on the BSA Advancement Report (No. 34404). Awards are purchased from the Scout Shop.

SUPERNOVA

Supernova mentors approve the applications https://i9peu1ikn3a16vg4e45rqi17-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/SN-Application2019Feb.pdf and submit the signed form to the Council Advancement Committee for processing and approval. Once the application is approved, the awards may be purchased at the Scout Shop.

NOVA COUNSELORS

To register as a Nova Counselor in the Virginia Headwaters Council, you must complete the following:

  1. BSA Adult Application Nova counselors register at no fee, using the Boy Scouts of America’s standard adult registration form with position code 58 Nova Counselor (https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/524-501.pdf ). A BSA Adult Application is required by National even if you are already registered with BSA. Please use the new form with the current background check release information. If you are already registered, include your member number on the application in the blank area under your last name. Nova counselor is a council and district position so the adult application does not need a unit leader or COR signature; the council advancement committee provides the approval signature.
  2. YPT certificate The VAHC requires YPT training to be valid for at least 1 year when applying. If YPT lapses, you are automatically dropped from the list of approved merit badge counselors.
  3. Nova Counselor training is required by the VAHC and is available at my.scouting.org. Please submit your certificate or training record with your application.

The Nova Counselor BSA Adult Application must be approved by the VAHC Advancement Committee. Please submit all required forms, certificates and training records to your District Advancement Chair or the Council Advancement Chair for processing. Forms may be emailed if encrypted. If you prefer to mail your forms, contact the appropriate District or Council member of the VAHC Advancement Committee for their address.

SUPERNOVA MENTORS

To register as a Supernova mentor in the Virginia Headwaters Council, you must complete the following:

  1. BSA Adult Application Supernova Mentors register at no fee, using the Boy Scouts of America’s standard adult registration form with position code 52 Supernova Mentor (https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/524-501.pdf ). A BSA Adult Application is required by National even if you are already registered with BSA. Please use the new form with the current background check release information. If you are already registered, include your member number on the application in the blank area under your last name. Merit badge counselor is a council and district position so the adult application does not need a unit leader or COR signature; the council advancement committee provides the approval signature.
  2. Supernova Mentor Information form https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/stem/pdf/514-017_WB.pdf.
  3. YPT certificate The VAHC requires YPT training to be valid for at least 1 year when applying. If YPT lapses, you are automatically dropped from the list of approved merit badge counselors.
  4. Supernova Mentor training is required by the VAHC and is available at my.scouting.org. Please submit your certificate or training record with your application.

The Supernova Mentor information form and BSA Adult Application must be approved by the VAHC Advancement Committee. Please submit all required forms, certificates and training records to your District Advancement Chair or the Council Advancement Chair for processing. Forms may be emailed if encrypted. If you prefer to mail your forms, contact the appropriate District or Council member of the VAHC Advancement Committee for their address.

ADVANCEMENT CHAIRS

Massanutten District Advancement Chair: David Kenee, endodave@comcast.net

Monticello District Advancement Chair: Hunter Allman, hlwajr@gmail.com

Southern District Advancement Chair: Judy Goodbar, toadrunjag2@gmail.com

Valley District Advancement Chair: Jerry Sheffer, jshefsvr@verizon.net

Virginia Headwaters Council Advancement Chair: Susan Murphy, susan@cvillemurphy.com

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