Template:William T. Hornaday Unit Award/req

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Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout* troops, Varsity Scout teams**, Venturing crews and Sea Scout ships are eligible for the award. A unit may either be nominated or apply to their local BSA council for recognition.

  • The unit must plan and carry out at least one environmental / conservation project.
  • At least 60 percent of the registered members in the unit must participate.
  • The scope of the project should be appropriate for the type of unit applying.
  • For a Boy Scout* unit, the project is to be equivalent in scope to an Eagle Scout leadership service project.
  • The project must benefit a school, community, religious organization, or BSA property, or fulfill some other public service purpose.
  • The project must be from an approved conservation category:
    • 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
  • The project must contribute to sound conservation and environmental improvement in the local community, the region, or the nation.

Units to be recognized must complete the Hornaday Unit Award form Adobe Acrobat PDF and submit it to the local council.

Unit award recipients receive the William T. Hornaday Unit Award certificate, No. 21-110.

Source: BSA's Hornaday Awards web page, retrieved 08/21/2018

* Editor's note: Effective February 1, 2019, the name of the older youth program will change from Boy Scouting and Boy Scouts to Scouts BSA
** Editor's note: Effective December 31, 2017, the Boy Scouts of America ended the Varsity Scouting program.

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