The Old Dominion District Advancement Committee provides assistance for units to implement their Advancement and Recognition Program.

Five papers are available to develop an understanding of the capabilities offered.

Special Awards

BSA has special awards for scouts interested in conservation and the environment

The Boy Scouts of America developed the Nova and Supernova Awards programs to excite and expand a sense of wonder in Scouts by exploring principles of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.)

Advancement Contacts

To become a registered merit badge counselor, please contact the ODD Merit Badge Dean at

To become a registered Nova Counselor or a Supernova Mentor, please contact the ODD Advancement & Recognition Chair at

You can find more information on the BSA Advancement and Awards program at 

And you can get the latest Advancement information at

Information on the NCAC Advancement program can be found at committees/program-impact/advancement-recognition/

Information on the NCAC STEM Program can be found at

Get an overview of the Advancement program in the Old Dominion District at ODD Advancement & Recognition