All requirements may be found in the Nova awards guidebooks, available in printed versions through the local Scout Shop, or can be downloaded below. There is a guide book; one for Cub Scouts/Webelos, one for Boy Scouts, and one for Venturers. The requirements can be completed with a parent or an adult leader as the Counselor (for the Nova awards) or Mentor (for the Supernova awards). Each guidebook includes a section for the Counselor and Mentor.
- Download the Cub Scout NOVA Guidebook (Earlier version, and should be updated by National BSA, during the Summer of 2015)
- Download the Boy Scout NOVA Guidebook
- Download the Venturing NOVA Guidebook