William T. Hornaday awards (Venturers and Sea Scouts)

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* <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.scouting.org/awards/hornaday-awards/ William T. Hornaday Awards]</span> &mdash; (official BSA link), which also provides links to the following sub-pages:
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**Who Was William T. Hornaday
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**Earning a Hornaday Medal
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**How Do I Earn a Hornaday Medal
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**William T. Hornaday Profile
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**The Awards
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**Finding an Advisor
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**Hornaday Projects
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**Becoming an Advisor
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**How Applications Are Judged
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**Awards
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**Checklists for Submitting Applications
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**Sample Projects
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**Guidelines for the Conservation Adviser
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**Application and Nomination Forms
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**Application Forms
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**Checklist for Applications
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**FAQ
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**National Council Judging Criteria
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**How Applications are Judged
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**Frequently Asked Questions
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**Questions?
*[http://www.scouting.org/factsheets/02-568.html BSA Factsheet 02-568] &mdash; William T. Hornaday Award for Distinguished Service in Conservation
*[http://www.scouting.org/factsheets/02-568.html BSA Factsheet 02-568] &mdash; William T. Hornaday Award for Distinguished Service in Conservation

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This is the William T. Hornaday award for Venturers and Sea Scouts.
For the Boy Scout-specific version of this award, see William T. Hornaday awards (Boy Scouts).
For a list of all William T. Hornaday awards, see William T. Hornaday awards.


The William T. Hornaday badge is pinned immediately above the seam of the left pocket.
The William T. Hornaday badge is pinned immediately above the seam of the left pocket.


William T. Hornaday Unit Award certificate.
William T. Hornaday Unit Award certificate.
William T. Hornaday Silver Medal. 1. William T. Hornaday Silver medal is pinned immediately above the seam of the left pocket; 2. William T. Hornaday Award knot is placed above the left pocket.
William T. Hornaday Silver Medal. 1. William T. Hornaday Silver medal is pinned immediately above the seam of the left pocket; 2. William T. Hornaday Award knot is placed above the left pocket.
William T. Hornaday Bronze Medal. 1. William T. Hornaday Bronze medal is pinned immediately above the seam of the left pocket; 2. William T. Hornaday Award knot is placed above the left pocket.
William T. Hornaday Bronze Medal. 1. William T. Hornaday Bronze medal is pinned immediately above the seam of the left pocket; 2. William T. Hornaday Award knot is placed above the left pocket.

The William T. Hornaday awards are presented for distinguished service in natural resource conversation for units, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts, and Scouters. Venturers and Sea Scouts may earn the Hornaday badge or the Hornaday Bronze or Silver Medal. Venturing crews or Sea Scout ships may earn the William T. Hornaday unit award.

These awards are unusual prizes with demanding expectations. Award judging is performed by the national Hornaday Awards Committee who follow Dr. Hornaday's injunction:

Unusual prizes are to be won only by unusual services.


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William T. Hornaday awards (Venturers and Sea Scouts) requirements

Venturers (including Sea Scouts) may earn an individual youth member award or a crew/ship unit award. All award recipients must meet age, elective work, project and documentation requirements.

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

Hornaday Project Expectations

Source How Applications are Judged (retrieved 9/8/2018) — Scouting.org

Applicants for the bronze and silver medals are expected to

  1. Describe the origination of the idea.
  2. State the project’s purpose and identify the conservation issue it addresses.
  3. Conduct research, investigation, and study.
  4. Develop project plans.
  5. Implement and manage the projects.
  6. Demonstrate leadership and involve others.
  7. Describe how the project influenced the attitudes of others.
  8. Record the time and resources devoted to each project.
  9. Explain the relationships among projects, if projects are interrelated. Each project, however, must be from a different category of conservation, as described earlier.


Venturers only: In addition to the required project documentation, as outlined above under “Expectations,” provide specific information on:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Individual youth member awards

Eligibility:

  • Any Venturer or Sea Scout completing requirements before his or her 21st birthday may earn the William T. Hornaday award for Venturers.
OR

William T. Hornaday badge

Source: Application for the William T. Hornaday Badge (2011 Printing) — Scouting.org

Venturer and Sea Scout applicants for the Hornaday badge must:

  1. Plan, lead, and carry out at least one project from an approved conservation category.
  2. After completing the conservation service project, complete the following requirements, document them on a separate sheet of paper, and attach them to the application.
    1. Make a tabletop display or presentation on the conservation project for your crew, a Cub Scout pack or Boy Scout troop, or another group.
    2. Lead a Cub Scout pack or another youth group in carrying out an age-appropriate conservation project from the list of Hornaday award categories.

William T. Hornaday Bronze medal

Source: Application for the William T. Hornaday Bronze or Silver Medal (2011 Printing) — Scouting.org

Venturer and Sea Scout applicants for the Hornaday bronze medal must:

  1. Complete at least three projects. Only one project can be for the benefit of BSA property. You may also use one project for which you have already earned the William T. Hornaday badge. Conducting an inventory or developing an educational program may qualify as a Hornaday project if it is substantial enough, but the applicant should limit these types of projects so that Dr. Hornaday’s expectation that “actual results (on the ground) count heavily” may be met. Each project must address a different conservation area.
  2. Earn the following:
    1. Ecology and Plants and Wildlife Ranger Award electives, and
    2. Conservation Ranger Award core requirement.

William T. Hornaday Silver medal

Source: Application for the William T. Hornaday Bronze or Silver Medal (2011 Printing) — Scouting.org

Venturer and Sea Scout applicants for the Hornaday silver medal must:

  1. Complete at least four projects. Only one project can be for the benefit of BSA property. You may also use one project for which you have already earned the William T. Hornaday badge. Conducting an inventory or developing an educational program may qualify as a Hornaday project if it is substantial enough, but the applicant should limit these types of projects so that Dr. Hornaday’s expectation that “actual results (on the ground) count heavily” may be met. Each project must address a different conservation area.
  2. Earn the following:
    1. Ecology and Plants and Wildlife Ranger Award electives, and
    2. Conservation Ranger Award core requirement.

Crew and ship unit award

Venturing crews or Sea Scout ships may complete a conservation project to receive a unit recognition certificate.



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Notes

Conservation and the Boy Scouts of America have been partners for a long time. Camping, hiking, and respect for the outdoors are a part of the Scouting heritage. Many of the requirements for advancement in Scouting call for an increasing awareness and understanding of the natural sciences. Many former Scouts have become leaders in conserving our environment and protecting it from abuse. Right now Scouts are involved in learning about environmental problems and actively working to make a difference.

This awards program was created to recognize those that have made significant contributions to conservation. It was begun in 1917 by Dr. William T. Hornaday, director of the New York Zoological Park and founder of the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Dr. Hornaday was an active and outspoken champion of natural resource conservation and a leader in saving the American bison from extinction.

The Hornaday Awards are highly prized by those who have received them: Only slightly more than a thousand medals have been awarded over the past 70 years. These awards represent a substantial commitment of time and energy by individuals who have learned the meaning of a conservation/environmental ethic. Any Boy Scout or Venturer willing to devote the time and energy to work on a project based on sound scientific principles and guided by a conservation professional or a well-versed layperson can qualify for one of the Hornaday Awards. Any of the awards will take months to complete, so activities should be planned well in advance.

Help with these requirements

Procedure

Prior to beginning:

1. Allow sufficient time to accomplish work and projects before the candidate(s) reach age limit requirements. Candidates for the individual awards usually need at least 18 months to complete requirements.
2. Review the Ecology, and the Plants and Wildlife Ranger Award elective requirements to see what the candidate has been previously satisfied as a Venturer. Formulate a plan for completing the remaining outstanding requirements.
3. Review all information and forms at the BSA Web site regarding the William T. Hornaday Award (see External links below). Carefully review the 'Checklists for Submitting Applications' page on the BSA site.
4. Print the specific forms for the desired award found on the Applications and Nomination Forms located on the BSA Web site.
5. Select a qualified adviser for the award. Contact your area council for assistance with adviser selection. Make sure your adviser knows and understands the BSA adviser recommendations on the Guidelines for the Conservation Adviser page on the BSA site; see also the Guidelines for the William T. Hornaday Award Conservation Advisor Image:Pdficon small.gif (102K PDF) found on the SageVenture.com site.

Related awards

Ecology-related awards

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace-related links


External links

  • William T. Hornaday Awards — (official BSA link), which also provides links to the following sub-pages:
    • Earning a Hornaday Medal
    • William T. Hornaday Profile
    • Finding an Advisor
    • Becoming an Advisor
    • Awards
    • Sample Projects
    • Application and Nomination Forms
    • Checklist for Applications
    • National Council Judging Criteria
    • How Applications are Judged
    • Frequently Asked Questions
    • Questions?
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