NCAC is pleased to announce a unique recognition for Caden Coffee who earned all the Nova & Supernova Awards available to Cub Scouts within BSA!
Caden Coffee is currently a fourth grader at BASIS Independent McLean and a Webelos in Pack 1344 of Patriot District. Caden earned his first Nova Award in early 2018, as a Wolf, and he has since then pursued every single Nova Award (11) & Supernova Award (2) that BSA currently offers to Cub Scouts.
Topping off Caden’s long and dedicated journey of STEM in Scouting, Caden remarkably finished the final requirements to the highest Cub Scout Supernova Award during social distancing lockdown (due to Covid-19).
The NCAC STEM Committee reviewed Caden’s application for the Dr. Charles H. Townes Supernova Award virtually. Dr. Arden Dougan, the NCAC STEM Committee Chair, recognized Caden in a virtual STEM@Home event and Caden’s father, Brett Coffee presented Caden with his Supernova medal.
During the virtual recognition ceremony, Caden mentioned that one of his most memorable projects was an experiment in which he had investigated how changing the shape and surface area of the Mentos dropped into a Coke bottle would affect the reaction. Caden shared the photos so you can see why; one of his experimental groups “2 Mentos” went almost 9 feet high!
Please join us in congratulating Caden Coffee for the rare feat of earning all the STEM Award in Cub Scouts; we can’t wait to see Caden’s continued pursuit of STEM!
To learn more about BSA’s Nova & Supernova Awards, click here.