Template:William T. Hornaday awards (Boy Scouts)/req

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Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts may earn an individual youth member award or a troop/team unit award. All award recipients must meet age, elective work, project and documentation requirements.

To earn these awards, you must be a First Class Scout or a Venturer, and you must have a conservation adviser.

William T. Hornaday badge

1. Earn three of the following merit badges:

2. Earn any two merit badges from the following list:

3. Plan, lead, and carry out a significant project in natural resource conservation, from one of the following project categories (total: one):

  • 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

William T. Hornaday Bronze medal

1. Earn the Environmental Science merit badge and at least three additional merit badges from the following list:

2. Earn any two merit badges from the following list:

3. Plan, lead, and carry out three significant projects from three separate categories listed:

  • 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

William T. Hornaday Silver medal

The William T. Hornaday Silver medal is the BSA's highest individual youth member conservation award. 1. Earn all of the following merit badges:

2. Earn any three of the following merit badges:

3. Plan, lead, and carry out four significant projects in natural resource conservation or environmental improvements, one each from four of the eight project categories listed:

  • 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 official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
2018 Boy Scout Requirements, 2018 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #641568)

Troop and team unit award

Boy Scout troops or Varsity Scout teams may complete a conservation project to receive a unit recognition certificate.

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