BSA established the Nova and Supernova Awards programs to stimulate Scout and Venturer interest in STEM-related fields and show how science, technology, engineering and mathematics apply to everyday living and the world around them.  There are different topics and requirements for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers.

The Supernova Awards program go beyond the Nova Awards and build on them to further explore interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Information on the NCAC STEM Program can be found at

STEM Gold Cards and other information can be found at

Old Dominion District Contacts

NCAC District Executive

Justin Mawdsley

(FAX) 703-564-3648

District Chairman

Steve Richardson

District Commissioner

Peter Pate

Assistant District Chairman


Vice Chairman Program

Adair Petty

Vice Chairman Membership

Ben Royston

Vice Chairman Marketing

Steve Scherr


Vice Chairman Finance

Ken Jones

Vice Chairman Advancement


ODD Webmaster

Steve Scherr

Vice Chairman Venturing

Mike Stumpf

Training Committee Chair

Cub Scout Training

Boy Scout Training

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