Template:William T. Hornaday awards (Venturers and Sea Scouts)/req

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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.

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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