Conservation Good Turn Award

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Conservation Good Turn Award

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The Conservation Good Turn Award is an opportunity for Scout units to join with conservation or environmental organizations (federal, state, local, or private) to carry out a conservation Good Turn in their home communities. Working together in the local community, the unit and the agency plan the details and establish the date, time and location for carrying out the project.

Conservation projects should involve the entire unit - scouts, leaders, and family members. Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts participating in the Conservation Good Turn can also meet some advancement requirements.

Agencies to contact for project ideas:

  • Natural Resource and Conservations Service (NRCS)
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • National Park Service
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • local City Works department
  • Audubon Society
  • Trout Unlimited

Some suggested projects could be:

  • Plant grasses, trees, shrubs, and ground cover to stop soil erosion.
  • As a den or pack, adopt a park and keep it clean.
  • Organize or participate in a recycling program.
  • Participate in a beach or waterfront cleanup. Record the items collected and determine the possible harmful effects to wildlife.
  • Establish a nature trail, plant vegetation, or carry out other needed projects as requested by the camp ranger at a local BSA camp property.


Conservation Good Turn Award requirements

The Conservation Good Turn Award application asks for the following information:

Name ________________________________________________________________________________________________
Unit type and no. ________________________________________________ Date _______________________
(pack, troop, team, crew)

Participating agency/organization __________________________________________________________
Type of project __________________________________________________________________________________
Number of workers youth _________ adult _________ Total hours worked ___________
Unit leader’s name _____________________________________________________________________________
Address____________________________________________________________________________________________
City ___________________________________ State _______________ Zip code__________________________

For council use: Certificate prepared __________________________________________________________________________
Certificate returned to unit leader _______________________________________________________

Project information recorded ______________________________________________________________

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