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Omaha Mayor to Present Cub Scout STEM Awards

Omaha, NE – (June 11, 2013) – Mayor Jean Stothert will present dozens of Cub Scouts their NOVA Awards on Friday, June 14 at 1:00 p.m. at a campfire ceremony under the teepee at the Durham Scout Center, 12401 West Maple Road, Omaha.

The presentation will begin with camp songs and skits, followed by the awards presentation. Then the Cub Scouts will present more songs and skits. Christopher Comella, Day Camp Director, will provide the Scouts with an inspirational moment and introduce next year's theme.

The Boy Scouts of America's NOVA Awards program incorporates learning with cool activities and exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These awards aim to stimulate interest in STEM-related fields and show how science, technology, engineering and mathematics apply to everyday living.

There are four Nova awards for Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. Each award covers one component of STEM.

For their first Nova award, Scouts earn the distinctive Nova award patch. After that, a Scout can earn three more Nova awards, each one recognized with a separate pin-on device that attaches to the patch. The patch and the three devices represent each of the four STEM topics—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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