summer of stem

Nova Badge


Cub Scout Wolf Emblem

Cubs Nova Awards

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Scouts BSA Awards

supernova program

Charles Townes Supernova Award

Events for Webelos

Luis Alvarez Supernova Award

Alvarez Awards

Charles Townes Supernova Award

Townes Awards

Bernard Harris Nova Supernova award

Harris Award

cub scout day camp

  • 145  Participants from all 14 Districts
  • 29    Activities
  • 5      Live virtual events
  • 140  Individual Cub Scout Rank and Elective requirements completed.

exploration camp

Exploration camp evolved into an online program in 2020 with over 5,000 Scouts taking classes in 72 Merit Badges.  The Summer Exploration Camp ran for 8 weeks with 2,997 Scouts attending.

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finding independent track

The inaugural program was held in July of 2020 with 22 Scouts and 12 adult volunteers participating.  There were four tracks . . . Data, Earth, Health, and Political Sciences.

F.I.T. – Finding Independent Track – is a new and innovative precollege program for Scouts which was developed by Dr. Sunita Ho, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

How to verify an out of Council Merit Badge Counselor.

First, try to connect the Scout and counselor in Scoutbook. If that is successful, the counselor is registered and qualified. If unsuccessful, go to the counselor’s home council and search for their Advancement Administrators. Most will have an email address for either the Council Advancement Committee or Professional Advisor. Send an email asking if the counselor has been registered and qualified for the merit badge(s) in question and the status of their Youth Protection Training. Ask California councils if the counselor has completed AB506 training and LiveScan. The unit leader’s “blue card” signature verifies their counselor credentials verification.


Sea Scouts




Shooting Sport


Scouting for Food

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