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These awards are presented for distinguished service in natural resource conservation for units, Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts, and Scouters. Boy Scouts may earn the Hornaday Badge, the Hornaday Bronze Medal, or the Hornaday Silver Medal.

Boy Scouts may earn an individual youth member award or a troop unit award. All award recipients must meet age, elective work, project and documentation requirements.

To earn the individual awards, a youth member must a Boy Scout, Venturer, or Sea Scout under 18 years old who has earned the First Class rank as either a Boy Scout or a Varsity Scout[Note 1] and you must have a conservation adviser.

The following merit badges and project categories are the building blocks for a Scout to earn a Hornaday Award.

Hornaday Merit Badges

Energy Fishing Nature
Environmental Science Fly-Fishing Nuclear Science
Fish and Wildlife Management Gardening Oceanography
Forestry Geology Plant Science
Public Health Insect Study Pulp and Paper
Soil and Water Conservation Landscape Architecture Reptile and Amphibian Study
Bird Study Mammal Study Weather

Hornaday Project Categories

  • Energy conservation
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Fish and wildlife management
  • Forestry and range management
  • Air and water pollution control
  • Resource recovery (recycling)
  • Hazardous material disposal and management
  • Invasive species control

William T. Hornaday badge

To be eligible for the Hornaday Badge, presented by the local council, a Boy Scout must do the following:

  1. Earn the First Class rank.
  2. Plan, lead, and carry out at least one project from one of the categories listed above.
  3. Complete the requirements for any three of the merit badges listed above in bold. In addition, complete any two of the others listed.

William T. Hornaday Bronze medal

To be eligible for the bronze medal award, granted by the National Council, a Boy Scout must do the following:

  1. Earn the First Class rank.
  2. Plan, lead, and carry out at least three projects from three separate categories listed above.
  3. Earn the Environmental Science merit badge, plus at least three additional badges shown in boldface, and any two others listed.

William T. Hornaday Silver medal

To be eligible for the silver medal award, granted by the National Council, a Boy Scout must do the following:

  1. Earn the First Class rank.
  2. Plan, lead, and carry out at least four projects from four separate categories listed above.
  3. Earn all six merit badges listed in boldface, plus any three others listed.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Boy Scout Requirements, 2018 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #641568)

William T. Hornaday Unit award

Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Varsity Scout teams,[Note 1] Venturing crews, and Sea Scout ships may complete a conservation project to receive a unit recognition certificate.

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Editor's note: effective December 31, 2017, the Boy Scouts of America ended the Varsity Scouting program.

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