We are getting closer to the release of the BSA's NOVA Award.

The NOVA Award is for Scouts pursuing interest in STEM, or Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

This provides an opportunity for those who teach CareerTech education to join up with Scouts, even those at the elementary level, and help them earn a cool award.

Even more so for those in the CTE profession, it provides an opportunity for instructors to work with potential students. It can be a part of a larger Scouting CareerTech opportunity or a specific program designed to get students on your campus and focus on per-engineering or bio-medical academies and to find out what your technology center has to offer.

This is a part of an expanded STEM initiative of the BSA that has seen new merit badges like Robotics and an expansion of CTE related merit badges like Welding.

You can watch the video to learn a bit more and the requirements will be avaliable at www.scouting.org/stem very soon.

The NOVA Award is only one example of how CTE educators can get connected with youth programs. The Boy Scouts and merit badges, Girl Scouts and interest projects, 4H and their Engineering & Technology Programs and more.


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