Boy Scouts + iFLY STEM
iFLY is proud to partner with the Boy Scouts of America and all Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers across the nation. Through this partnership, we offer Scouts a chance to earn the engineering portion of their Nova Award and enjoy an evergreen discount for Scouts and their families to fly anytime.
"We're still talking about it and will be back next year."
"We had a lot better sign up for this than we do for most events, because everybody was excited to go flying!"
Scouts Can SoarScouts can earn their Nova Award for Engineering, the first of four Nova Awards that encompass the four STEM principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Additionally, Scouts and their families can enjoy a daily 15% discount on select flight packages and participate in our upcoming STEM Scouts program (more information to come).
The STEM of Indoor SkydivingIncluded as a resource material for the 'Exploration' portion of the Nova Award the video is an interview with wind tunnel engineer Mark Arlitt. He and fellow Engineer and Author Christina Soontornvat discuss how closed loop vertical wind tunnels were created and how STEM played an integral role in the creation of indoor skydiving.
Earn a NOVA Award Patch for achievement in Engineering
Enjoy an everyday discount for Scouts and their families
Stay tuned for our upcoming iFLY STEM Scouts program
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Frequently Asked Questions
How does the Nova award program at iFLY work for BSA?
Scouts of all ages can now earn the Engineering portion of their Nova award at any iFLY location. This module is designed to help Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers explore how Engineering affects their everyday lives. This Nova Award will be for Engineering and will count as one of the four Nova Awards that cover STEM subjects.
After that, a Scout can earn three more Nova Awards, each one recognized with a separate Pi pin-on device that attaches to the patch. The patch and the three Pi pins represent each of the four STEM topics-science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.* iFLY is not responsible for distributing patches or pins. Contact your local unit leader for more information on the Nova Award.
Do I have to come for a Nova award, or is there an option to just come fly for fun?
Scouts can bring their families and enjoy flying together! It doesn’t have to be a formal Scouting event to enjoy this perk. Outside of any events for Nova Awards and STEM Scouts, Scouts can come fly anytime they want and receive a 15% discount.*
Scouts must be in uniform or show their Scout Membership Card at the tunnel to receive discount on any first-time flyer package.
How much does it cost?
Prices vary depending on group size. Contact your local sales manager to find out more
How long will the field trip take?
From start to finish, the field trip will take about 3 hours. This includes a lecture, demonstration, classroom experiment, and the flight experience.
Can all Scouts participate?
Yes, we welcome all age levels of Scouts including anyone with physical or cognitive challenges to participate in our supportive and inclusive environment.