Michigan Crossroads Council - Cub NOVA Wild and Boy Scout Shoot! STEM Day at Van Andel Institute

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Cub NOVA Wild and Boy Scout Shoot! STEM Day at Van Andel Institute

Event Details

Come join us for a day full of science!! This NOVA Day on Saturday November 4th, 2017, will be split into two sessions, one for Cubs and one for Boy Scouts. $20/youth fee covers all of this!

Cubs! Come learn about wildlife including toads, salamanders and geckos first hand from an animal care specialist at Van Andel Education Institute! Explore food webs and the relationships between animals and plants living together in an ecosystem as you investigate the survival needs of animals and the challenges they face living in the wild. Session will start promptly at 9:00 and will end at 11:30am. NOVA Awards start at the Wolf Rank so this event will be for Wolves, Bears, and Webelo. Tigers may attend but will not be able to fully complete their NOVA until they become Wolves.

Boy Scouts! Your afternoon session will allow you to investigate motion as you design and build your own flying devices! Scouts will test and modify their designs as they explore the factors affecting the path of a projectile object. Scouts will meet requirements for their Shoot! NOVA Award. The Boy Scouts Session will begin at 1:00 and end at 3:30 pm.


Prior to the event:

Cubs must complete requirements 1 and 2 

Boy Scouts must complete requirements- 1,2, and 5 of their NOVA Award


At the event:                                                                           

Cub Scouts will complete requirements 3A&B, 4C, and 5. Boy Scouts will complete 3A and 4A.

Post event:

Scouts who do not complete requirements 1 and 2 prior to the event can complete it after the event but will not get their NOVA Card signed at the event and will need to seek out a NOVA counselor to sign it when done with all requirements.



Scouts where Class A uniforms to event

Pre-Register for the event, we will not be taking walk-in’s

Tracking Sheets for NOVA Awards can be found in the right margin of this page. Take a look at them prior to the event and bring a copy with you.

Please print and sign the Van Andel Liability Waiver to the right margin of this page and bring with you to the event.



Primary Parking Lot

Van Andel Education Institute (VAEI)

216 Division Ave. N.

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Gate code: 2165

 Guests will need to enter the gate code (2165) and may park for free in this lot. It is located directly outside of the Education Institute.


Overflow Lot

Van Andel Institute Crescent Street Visitor Lot

Located @ corner of Crescent St. NE and Division Ave. N

Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Guests will need to press the intercom to speak with Security and let them know they are attending a Boy Scout workshop at the Education Institute. Security will open the gate and visitors may park for free. They will then need to walk down Division Ave. N to the Education Institute (216 Division N.) for the workshop.


Any Questions? Contact your STEM Executive Bridget Knight at bridget.knight@scouting.org

When & Where
Cubs Session
Van Andel Education Institute
Saturday 11-04-2017 9:00 AM ET to 11:30 AM ET Past
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Boy Scouts Session
Van Andel Education Institute
Saturday 11-04-2017 1:00 PM ET to 3:30 PM ET Past
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