World Conservation Award (Boy Scouting)

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{{This is, see also|the Boy Scout and Varsity version of the award|the Cub Scout and Venturing versions|the [[World Conservation Award (Cub Scouting)]] and [[World Conservation Award (Venturing)]] awards.}}
The '''[[World Conservation Award]]''' may be earned by a [[World Conservation Award (Cub Scouting)|Cub Scout]], [[Boy Scout]] or [[Varsity Scout]].
The '''[[World Conservation Award]]''' may be earned by a [[World Conservation Award (Cub Scouting)|Cub Scout]], [[Boy Scout]] or [[Varsity Scout]].

Revision as of 15:15, October 11, 2016

Boy Scout
World Conservation Award

Level:Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts

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

The World Conservation Award may be earned by a Cub Scout, Boy Scout or Varsity Scout.

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.

View the change list (history) of these requirements. The text of these requirements may be locked. In that case, they can only be edited
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Please note any errors found in the above requirements on this article's Talk Page.


  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.
  2. Unlike the Cub Scout version of the patch, no conservation effort is outlined in the requirements for the Boy Scout version. The reason the volunteer aspect has been dropped in the jump from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts is unclear, as community service oriented projects of maintenance and restoration are common to many requirements for Special Opportunity awards, as well as to Scouting in general. This alteration of approach may be in light of the fact that specific badge requirements encourage the Scout to conduct or participate in a project of their own while working on the badge, and they may very well have already been involved in some type of project while working on the badge. These service-based requirements however, are purely optional, as there are multiple alternatives. It is unclear whether this is in fact a loop hole, or intended by the awards' founders. See Fish and Wildlife Management requirement 5c and Soil and Water Conservation requirement 7f.

Requirement resources

Related awards

Ecology-related awards

See also

Boy Scout portal
Varsity Scout portal

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