Soar toward a new STEM Nova Award with iFLY

Your Scouts can take flight and earn a cool new STEM Nova Award, thanks to a collaboration between iFLY and the Boy Scouts of America.

iFLY indoor skydiving gives Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA members, Sea Scouts and Venturers a chance to fly high while working on the “Up and Away” STEM Nova Award. They’ll focus on physics, specifically learning about fluid dynamics — the movement of gases.

Just book a time for your unit at any of the iFLY locations nationwide for an experience, which includes a lecture, demonstration, classroom time and flights. A field trip at iFLY takes about 3 hours. For an online booking form and to find a location near you, click here.

The STEM Nova Award is available for Scouts of all ages. iFLY’s STEM program can cater to anyone, including those with physical or cognitive challenges. It’s a program that has educated more than a quarter of a million youth since its inception, providing a really cool and fun way to learn about science, technology, engineering and math.

Wind turbines feed air through a flight chamber where Scouts, donning flight suits and helmets, can feel like they’re skydiving as they’re lifted into the air.

Parents should sign any required consents, releases, risk acknowledgments or waivers of liability on behalf of their children. This is not a unit leader’s responsibility. Check more BSA guidelines for indoor skydiving here.

iFLY anytime

Scouts can come fly anytime they want and receive a 15% discount. They must be in uniform or show their Scout membership card at the tunnel to receive discount on any first-time flyer package.

Your discounted visit doesn’t have to be during a unit-sponsored event. For more iFLY information, hours and locations, click here.

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Michael Freeman, an Eagle Scout, is associate editor of Boys’ Life, Scouting and Eagles’ Call magazines.