William T. Hornaday awards (Venturers and Sea Scouts)

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'''William T. Hornaday Awards''' are presented for distinguished service in natural resource conversation for units, Scouts, Venturers, and Scouters. Venturers may earn the Hornaday badge or the Hornaday Bronze or Silver Medal. Venturing crews or Sea Scout ships may earn the [[William T. Hornaday Awards (unit)|William T. Hornaday Unit Award]].
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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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The '''William T. Hornaday awards''' are presented for distinguished service in natural resource conversation for units, Scouts, Venturers, and Scouters. Venturers may earn the Hornaday badge or the Hornaday Bronze or Silver Medal. Venturing crews or Sea Scout ships may earn the [[William T. Hornaday award (unit)|William T. Hornaday unit award]].
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== Award requirements ==
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These awards are unusual prizes with demanding expectations. Award judging is performed by the national Hornaday Awards Committee who follow Dr. Hornaday's injunction: {{quote|Unusual prizes are to be won only by unusual services.}}
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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.
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=== Individual youth member awards ===
 
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Eligibility:
 
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* Any Venturer completing requirements before his or her 21st birthday may earn the William T. Hornaday Award for Venturers.
 
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* A male Venturer 17 years old or younger, holding First Class rank or higher, and having earned all the required merit badges may complete this award under the Boy Scout requirements for the [[William T. Hornaday Awards (Boy Scouting)|William T. Hornaday Award for Boy Scouts]].
 
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==== William T. Hornaday Silver medal ====
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The William T. Hornaday Silver medal is the BSA's highest individual youth member conservation award.
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[[Image:Hornaday_silver.jpg|thumb|William T. Hornaday Silver Medal. 1. William T. Hornaday Silver metal is pinned immediately above the seam of the left pocket; 2. William T. Hornaday Award knot is placed above the left pocket.]]
 
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:1. Complete the [[Ecology (Ranger Award elective)|Ecology]] and the [[Plants and Wildlife (Ranger Award elective)|Plants and Wildlife]] Ranger Award electives.
 
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:2. Plan, lead, and carry out '''four projects''' from '''four separate categories''' listed below
 
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::*Energy conservation
 
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::*Soil and water conservation
 
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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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::*Resource recovery (recycling)
 
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::*Hazardous material disposal and management
 
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::*Invasive species control
 
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:3. Submit required documentation:
 
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:::1. Describe the origination of the idea.
 
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:::2. State the project's purpose and identify the conservation issue it addresses.
 
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:::3. Conduct research, investigation, and study.
 
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:::4. Develop project plans.
 
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:::5. Implement and manage the projects.
 
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:::6. Demonstrate leadership and involve others.
 
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:::8. Record the time and resources devoted to each project.
 
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:::9. Explain the relationships among projects, if projects are interrelated. Each project, however, must be from a different category of conservation, as described earlier.
 
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::b. Specific information
 
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:::1. ''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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:::2. ''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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:::3. ''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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==== William T. Hornaday Bronze medal ====
 
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[[Image:Hornaday_bronze.jpg|thumb|William T. Hornaday Bronze Medal. 1. William T. Hornaday Bronze metal is pinned immediately above the seam of the left pocket; 2. William T. Hornaday Award knot is placed above the left pocket.]]
 
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:1. Complete the [[Ecology (Ranger Award elective)|Ecology]] and the [[Plants and Wildlife (Ranger Award elective)|Plants and Wildlife]] Ranger Award electives.
 
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:2. Plan, lead, and carry out '''three projects''' from '''three separate categories''' listed below:
 
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::*Energy conservation
 
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::*Soil and water conservation
 
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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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::*Resource recovery (recycling)
 
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::*Hazardous material disposal and management
 
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::*Invasive species control
 
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:3. Submit required documentation:
 
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::a. Expectations
 
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:::1. Describe the origination of the idea.
 
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:::2. State the project's purpose and identify the conservation issue it addresses.
 
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:::3. Conduct research, investigation, and study.
 
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:::5. Implement and manage the projects.
 
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:::6. Demonstrate leadership and involve others.
 
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::b. Specific information
 
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:::1. ''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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:::2. ''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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:::3. ''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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==== William T. Hornaday badge ====
 
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[[Image:Hornaday_badge.jpg|thumb|William T. Hornaday badge. William T. Hornaday badge is pinned immediately above the seam of the left pocket.]]
 
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:1. Complete the [[Ecology (Ranger Award elective)|Ecology]] and the [[Plants and Wildlife (Ranger Award elective)|Plants and Wildlife]] Ranger Award electives.
 
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::*Energy conservation
 
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::*Soil and water conservation
 
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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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::*Resource recovery (recycling)
 
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::*Hazardous material disposal and management
 
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::*Invasive species control
 
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''Source: BSA's Scouting.org Web site, retrieved 11/9/2007''<br />
 
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''Source: 2007 Boy Scout Requirements (33215)''
 
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=== Crew and ship unit award ===
 
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[[Image:Hornaday_unit.jpg|thumb|William T. Hornaday Unit Award certificate.]]
 
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Venturing crews or Sea Scout ships may complete a conservation project to receive a unit recognition certificate.
 
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: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 [http://www.scouting.org/awards/hornaday/adviser.html Guidelines for the Conservation Adviser] page on the BSA site; see also the [http://www.sageventure.com/venturing/BSA_Hornaday_Advisor_Guidelines.pdf Guidelines for the William T. Hornaday Award Conservation Advisor] [[Image:Pdficon small.gif]] (102K PDF) found on the SageVenture.com 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 [http://www.scouting.org/awards/hornaday/adviser.html Guidelines for the Conservation Adviser] page on the BSA site; see also the [http://www.sageventure.com/venturing/BSA_Hornaday_Advisor_Guidelines.pdf Guidelines for the William T. Hornaday Award Conservation Advisor] [[Image:Pdficon small.gif]] (102K PDF) found on the SageVenture.com site.
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== See also ==
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== Related awards ==
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:* [[William T. Hornaday Awards (awards table)]] - List of all William T. Hornaday awards.
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:* [[William T. Hornaday awards]] - List of all William T. Hornaday awards.
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:* [[William T. Hornaday Awards (Boy Scouting)]] - Silver, bronze and badge awards for Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts.
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:* [[William T. Hornaday awards (Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts)]] - Silver, bronze and badge awards for Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts.
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:* [[William T. Hornaday Awards (unit)]] - Certificate award for packs, troops, teams, crews, and ships units.
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:* [[William T. Hornaday award (unit)]] - Certificate award for packs, troops, teams, crews, and ships units.
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{{Ecology Awards Links}}
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'''Leave No Trace'''
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{{Leave No Trace Links}}
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== External links ==
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*[http://www.scouting.org/awards/hornaday William T. Hornaday Awards] &mdash; (official BSA link), which also provides links to the following sub-pages:
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*[http://www.scouting.org/Awards/HornadayAwards.aspx William T. Hornaday Awards] &mdash; (official BSA link), which also provides links to the following sub-pages:
**Who Was William T. Hornaday
**Who Was William T. Hornaday
**How Do I Earn a Hornaday Medal
**How Do I Earn a Hornaday Medal
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*[http://www.sageventure.com/venturing/BSA_Hornaday_Advisor_Guidelines.pdf Guidelines for the William T. Hornaday Award Conservation Advisor] PDF located on the SageVenture.com Web site.
*[http://www.sageventure.com/venturing/BSA_Hornaday_Advisor_Guidelines.pdf Guidelines for the William T. Hornaday Award Conservation Advisor] PDF located on the SageVenture.com Web site.
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Current revision

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

Individual youth member awards

Eligibility:

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

William T. Hornaday Silver medal

The William T. Hornaday Silver medal is the BSA's highest individual youth member conservation award.

1. Complete the Ecology and the Plants and Wildlife Ranger Award electives.
2. Plan, lead, and carry out four projects from four separate categories listed below
  • 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
3. Submit required documentation:
a. Expectations
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.
b. Specific information
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.

William T. Hornaday Bronze medal

1. Complete the Ecology and the Plants and Wildlife Ranger Award electives.
2. Plan, lead, and carry out three projects from three separate categories listed below:
  • 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
3. Submit required documentation:
a. Expectations
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.
b. Specific information
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.

William T. Hornaday badge

1. Complete the Ecology and the Plants and Wildlife Ranger Award electives.
2. Plan, lead, and carry out at least one project from one of the categories listed below:
  • 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

Source: BSA's Scouting.org Web site, retrieved 11/9/2007
Boy Scout Requirements

Crew and ship unit award

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


The text of these requirements is locked and can only be edited
by an administrator.
Please note any errors found in the above requirements on this article's Talk Page.


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, Varsity 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 awards


External links

  • William T. Hornaday Awards — (official BSA link), which also provides links to the following sub-pages:
    • Who Was William T. Hornaday
    • How Do I Earn a Hornaday Medal
    • The Awards
    • Hornaday Projects
    • How Applications Are Judged
    • Checklists for Submitting Applications
    • Guidelines for the Conservation Adviser
    • Application Forms
    • FAQ
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