BSA’s NOVA Awards program incorporates learning with cool activities and exposure to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). The hope is that the requirements and activities for earning these awards stimulates interest in STEM-related fields and shows Scouts how STEM principles apply to everyday living and the world around them. Counselors and mentors help bring this engaging, contemporary, and fun program to life for youth members.
This complete set of youth leader position description cards is a resource for Troop Leadership Training and is designed to help adult leaders prepare youth to effectively take on new troop responsibilities. Learn More
Fast Start Training is the first step for all new leaders and should be taken immediately after registering and prior to meeting with any youth members. DVD format is ideal for group presentations, offering training for any Fast Start course you need, including Cub Scout Leader, Boy Scout Leader, Varsity Scout Leader, or Venturing Crew Leader. Courses may also be completed through the Online Learning Center. Learn More