World Conservation Award (Boy Scouting)

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This page is about the Boy Scout version of the award. For the Cub Scout and Venturer/Sea Scout versions, see the World Conservation Award (Cub Scouting) and World Conservation Award (Venturer-Sea Scout) awards.
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World Conservation Award

Level:Boy Scouts

The World Conservation Award provides an opportunity for Scouts to "think globally" and "act locally" to conserve and improve our environment. This program is designed to make youth members aware that all nations are closely related through natural resources, and that we and our world environment are interdependent.

Requirements for this award must be completed in addition to any similar requirements completed for rank.

World Conservation Award (Boy Scouting) requirements

You can earn this award as a Boy Scout by completing these requirements:

  1. Earn the following merit badges:
  2. Participate in a conservation project as part of an approved Scouting program totaling at least three hours that addresses a conservation need common to more than one country


Note that the requirements for this award must be completed in addition to any similar requirements completed for rank (e.g. service project hours cannot be used for both rank advancement and this award).

Updated requirements are per December 16, 2016 update as shown on the World Conservation Award Application Form - 2016 Printing.

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  1. The World Conservation Award is worn on the uniform shirt, centered on the right pocket as a temporary patch. It can also be worn on the back of a merit badge sash. It does not replace the World Crest on the uniform.

Requirement resources

Related awards

Ecology-related awards

See also

Boy Scout portal

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