National Capital Area Council - Cub Scouts Can Code Nova Award

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Cub Scouts Can Code Nova Award

Event Details

The Coding Space is hosting a digital workshop for youth in grades 3-5 to learn to tackle challenges independently through learning to code. This class will have a 5:1 student:instructor ratio. Nova Counselors in the class will approve the Cub Scouts Can Code Nova requirements. A certificate of completion for the Nova Award will be provided to learners, and a NCAC STEM enginering patch will be mailed to each participant!  


Event Date

Thursday December8, 2022 | 6 - 7:30 PM EST

Event Overview  

  • Cub Scouts Can Code Nova class
    • Learn about conditionals
    • Start coding to solve a problem!
    • Meet and learn from a programmer

Event Details

Who is The Coding Space?

The Coding Space is an enrichment program where students learn to tackle challenges independently through learning to code. In our classrooms, students learn entirely through creating projects, allowing them to work on their critical thinking and problem solving skills while simultaneously picking up the hard skills of coding. By challenging students at their individual level to create projects as unique as they are, we underscore the power of personalized learning. And with our small student-to-teacher ratio and Socratic-based teaching methods, students get the guidance they need to keep moving forward while developing their inner critical voice.

Are there prerequisites?

Yes, requirements #1 & #2 should be accomplished in advance.

  • Requirement 1 -  to read or watch a video involving computers, programming or careers involving programming
  • Requirement 2 - rank specific adventure OR option provided in Nova guide 
  • Cyberchip - please also ensure you are current in your grade specific Cyberchip

Tech Requirements for Participants: 

  • Windows or Mac Computer
  • Zoom v. 5.8+
  • Google Chrome 

Scouts will be participating in discussions and activities, and should be actively engaged. Audio and typing participation is a requirement, video participation is highly encouraged.  

How will Youth Protection and “no one-on-one contact” be maintained?

When Scouts arrive for the Nova event, they will be placed into an online waiting room. Once the counselor determines that multiple Scouts are present, they will be admitted. Parents, please stay within earshot to monitor your Scouts activities. If you are available to be a designated parent volunteer, please note that in your registration - thank you!

How will my Cub earn his/her Nova Award? 

Upon registration, you will be invited to a digital Nova platform  wherein scouts can submit pre-reqs. During the class, Cubs may earn reqs 3-5. After the class, your Cub Scout will receive a digital certificate of completion to share with unit leaders. 

Registration Fee and Patch

 $32 per scout for The Coding Space class. A NCAC STEM patch will be mailed to your scout in the US & terriories! 

Can I register if I am not an NCAC Scout?

Absolutely! Please be aware of the time zone difference if you live out of state. NCAC is in the Washington D.C. metro area which is Eastern Standard Time (EST). Follow us on Facebook for updates!

Questions? Contact us at Also, if anyone requires financial assistance to attend, we have a few scholarships available. Please email us!
When & Where
Cubs Can Code Nova
Via Zoom
Thursday 09-29-2022
6:00 PM ET to 7:30 PM ET Past
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Cubs Can Code Nova
Via Zoom
Thursday 12-08-2022
6:00 PM ET to 7:30 PM ET Past
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