The Super Nova Award was six months in the making, according to Cubmaster Nathan Todd. With the assistance of the families of the Cub Scouts involved, the Pack 314 undertook a STEM project for Scouts for future career interest. The Cubs participated in almost 95 activities over a 6-month period.
In the project, the boys watched hours of video as they learned about different welding techniques, including the use of a tube-bending machine.
Next, the Cubs built their own levers, conducted science experiments, and learned the scientific method, how to research, and about important inventors.
After learning the background of their project, they visited Titan Mechanical in Longview, where they observed plasma-cutting machines in operation.
Alex Turbow of Titan attended the awards program and received an appreciation plaque from the Cub Scouts for all his help in showing the boys everything they had learned in action.
Both members of the Bear Pack and the Webelos participated in the STEM project. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Receiving awards Thursday were Jayke B., James P., Landon K., Jesse B., Keegan S., Conner T., Toby B. Leaders included James Pierce, Keith Kirbow and Cubmaster Nathan Todd, along with Carlos DeHoyos of Titan Mechanical.