William T. Hornaday Awards

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== Award requirements ==
== Award requirements ==
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The successful attainment of the youth awards will normally take at least 18 months to accomplish. For the adult awards, the Gold Badge and Gold Certificate require 3 years of service, and the Gold Medal, at least 20 years. The following are highlights of the requirements for the Youth awards (Badge, Bronze Medal, and Silver Medal).
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These awards are presented for distinguished service in natural resource conversation for units, Scouts, Venturers, and Scouters. Boy Scouts may earn the Hornaday Badge or the Hornaday Bronze or Silver Medal.
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:1. RANK: Earn First Class rank (Boy Scouts/Varsity Scouts only).
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=== William T. Hornaday Badge ===
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:2. MERIT BADGES (Boy Scouts/Varsity Scouts only):
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:1. Earn First Class rank.
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:2. Plan, lead, and carry out at least '''one project''' from one of the categories listed (below).
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Energy Atomic<br />
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:3. Complete the requirements for any '''three''' of the merit badges listed in bold (below). In addition, complete any '''two''' of the others listed.
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Environmental Science<br />
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Fish and Wildlife Management<br />
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Forestry<br />
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Public Health<br />
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Soil and Water Conservation
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|'''Elective Group'''<br />
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Energy<br />
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Bird Study<br />
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Fishing<br />
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Gardening<br />
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Geology<br />
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Insect Study<br />
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Landscape Architecture
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|'''Elective Group'''<br />
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Mammal Study<br />
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Nature<br />
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Oceanography<br />
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Plant Science<br />
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Pulp and Paper<br />
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Reptile and Amphibian Study<br />
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Weather
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::a. For the BADGE:
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=== William T. Hornaday Bronze or Silver Medal ===
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:::Earn any THREE merit badges from the primary group above, plus any TWO other merit badges from either group.
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::b. For the BRONZE MEDAL:
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:1. Earn First Class rank.
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:::Earn the Environmental Science merit badge and THREE others from the primary group plus any TWO other merit badges from either group.
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:2. ''For the Bronze Medal:'' Plan, lead, and carry out '''three projects''' from '''three seperate categories''' listed (below). ''For the Silver Medal:'' Plan, lead, and carry out '''four projects''' from '''four seperate categories''' listed.
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::c. For the SILVER MEDAL:
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:3. Earn the Environmental Science merit badge. ''For the Bronze Medal:'' Earn at least '''three more''' merit badges listed in bold '''plus any two''' others listed (below). ''For the Silver Medal:'' Earn '''all six''' merit badges in bold and '''any three more'''.
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:::Earn ALL of the merit badges from the primary group above, plus any THREE merit badges from the Elective group above.
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:3. In place of merit badges, Venturers must
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::a. Complete the ecology and plant and wildlife requirements for the Venturing Ranger Award.
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=== Project categories ===
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::b. In addition to the required project documentation, provide specific information on:
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:::*''The research performed in connection with the conservation projects undertaken.'' The relevant research must be cited at the appropriate location in the conservation project documentation. A bibliography must be provided that lists sources cited. The bibliography must be formatted according to established standards.
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*Energy conservation
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:::*''The applicant's entire Hornaday effort.'' This evaluation, included in the application in a separate section, should contain information on alternatives considered for each project and an explanation of why each specific conservation project was selected, procedures used, processes used, staffing levels used, funding requirements, and so on.
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*Soil and water conservation
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:::*''The lessons learned.'' Included in the report in a separate section, this details what the applicant, in hindsight, would do differently on each project. The section should include recommended changes in project selection; procedures, processes, and staffing levels used; funding requirements; and evaluations of project effectiveness over time.
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*Fish and wildlife management
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:4. PROJECTS:
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*Forestry and range management
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::*For the BADGE:
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*Air and water pollution control
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:::Plan, lead, and carry out ONE significant project in natural resource conservation from one of the following categories:
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*Resource recovery (recycling)
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:::*Energy Conservation
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*Hazardous material disposal and management
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:::*Soil and Water Conservation
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*Invasive species control
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:::*Fish and Wildlife Management
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:::*Forestry and Range Management
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:::*Air and Water Pollution Control
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=== Merit badges ===
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:::*Resource Recovery (Recycling)
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:::*Hazardous Material Disposal and Management
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:::*Invasive species control
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::*For the BRONZE MEDAL:
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*'''Energy'''
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:::Plan, lead, and carry out THREE significant projects in natural resource conservation or environmental improvement, one each from three of the eight project categories.
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*'''Environmental Science'''
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::*For the SILVER MEDAL:
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*'''Fish and Wildlife Management'''
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:::Plan, lead, and carry out FOUR significant projects in natural resource conservation or environmental improvement, one each from four of the eight project categories.
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*'''Forestry'''
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*'''Public Health'''
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*'''Soil and Water Conservation'''
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*Bird Study
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*Fishing
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*Gardening
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*Geology
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*Insect Study
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*Landscape Architecture
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*Mammal Study
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*Nature
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*Nuclear Science
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*Oceanography
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*Plant Science
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*Pulp and Paper
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*Reptile and Amphibian Study
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*Weather
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The complete program of the applicant, as planned and carried out, will be reviewed and approved by the council for the award of the certificate or badge or both and, further, if deemed qualified, will be recommended to the William T. Hornaday Awards Committee for consideration for the Silver or Bronze medals.
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''Source: 2007 Boy Scout Requirements (33215)''
== Notes ==
== Notes ==

Revision as of 00:51, March 17, 2007

Contents

Award requirements

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

William T. Hornaday Badge

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

William T. Hornaday Bronze or Silver Medal

1. Earn First Class rank.
2. For the Bronze Medal: Plan, lead, and carry out three projects from three seperate categories listed (below). For the Silver Medal: Plan, lead, and carry out four projects from four seperate categories listed.
3. Earn the Environmental Science merit badge. For the Bronze Medal: Earn at least three more merit badges listed in bold plus any two others listed (below). For the Silver Medal: Earn all six merit badges in bold and any three more.


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


Merit badges

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

Source: 2007 Boy Scout Requirements (33215)

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