Keep America Beautiful Hometown USA award

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==List of Ideas for Community Service Projects==
==List of Ideas for Community Service Projects==
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#Develop and help maintain a community garden.
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*Develop and help maintain a [https://communitygarden.org/resources/10-steps-to-starting-a-community-garden/ community garden] or [http://texasforestinfo.tamu.edu/treetrails/ tree trail].
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#Build a nature trail for use as an outdoor classroom or for community enjoyment.
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*Plan and execute a [http://www.kab.org/site/PageServer?pagename=gac_landing Great American Cleanup] in your local community. Adopt a park, block, beach, or vacant lot. Remove litter and debris. Build picnic tables or fix up oldones. Paint benches.
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#Develop a recycling project that involves your whole troop (i.e., newspaper and/or bottle collection).
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*Build a [http://www.americantrails.org/resources/trailbuilding/ nature trail] or trashless trail for use as an outdoor classroom or for community enjoyment.
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#Conduct a survey of local storefronts. Determine areas where litter has accumulated. Work with storeowners to help improve conditions.
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*Develop a recycling project or [http://americarecyclesday.org/ America Recycles Day] event that involves your whole unit (i.e., newspaper, electronic gadget, and/or bottle collection).
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#Plan and make a presentation to elementary students about the importance of conserving natural resources. Take students on a nature walk, pointing out natural resources.
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*Conduct a survey of local storefronts. Determine areas where litter has accumulated. Work with storeowners to help improve conditions.
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#Conduct soil and water conservation activities on a heavily used trail to prevent erosion. Record your activities.
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*Plan and make a presentation to elementary students about the importance of conserving natural resources. Take students on a nature walk, pointing out natural resources.
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#Construct water facilities and plant vegetation that will provide food and shelter for wildlife in appropriate places.
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*Conduct [http://www.clemson.edu/extension/natural_resources/wildlife/publications/fs23_protecting_soil_and_water.html soil and water conservation activities] on a heavily used trail to prevent erosion. Record your activities.
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#Adopt a park, block, vacant lot, etc. Erect signs urging others not to litter or vandalize. Protect a flower bed or plant species with fencing. Remove litter and debris. Build picnic tables or fix up old ones, paint benches, etc.
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*Construct water facilities and plant vegetation that will [http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/gardening_wildlife.html provide food and shelter for wildlife] in appropriate places.
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#Research which plant species are native to your area, and plant and maintain a community wildflower garden. Include descriptive and educational signs for the public.
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*Adopt a park, block, vacant lot, etc. Erect signs urging others not to litter or vandalize. Protect a flower bed or plant species with fencing. Remove litter and debris. Build picnic tables or fix up old ones, paint benches, etc.
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#Organize an anti-litter poster competition among junior and senior high schoolers. Arrange for businesses to donate awards for the winners and recruit community judges. Include media coverage. Get local businesses and schools to display the posters.
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*Research which plant species are native to your area, and plan and maintain a community wildflower garden. Include descriptive and educational signs for the public.
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#Become involved in a local environmental/recycling issue. Attend public meetings, talk to public officials, and make a report to your troop about what you have learned. Decide how you want to become involved in resolving the issue and spend your project time educating your fellow citizens as to your viewpoint and assisting your "side" in its campaign.
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*Organize an anti-litter poster competition among junior and senior high schoolers. Arrange for businesses to donate awards for the winners and recruit community judges. Include media coverage. Get local businesses and schools to display the posters.
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#Establish and maintain a bird sanctuary.
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*Become involved in a local environmental/recycling issue. Attend public meetings, talk to public officials, and make a report to your troop about what you have learned. Decide how you want to become involved in resolving the issue and spend your project time educating your fellow citizens as to your viewpoint and assisting your "side" in its campaign.
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#Find out which birds, animals, and fish are native to your area. Write an article on the importance of maintaining proper balance between man and nature. Take steps to maintain habitat areas for this wildlife.
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*Establish and maintain a bird sanctuary.
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*Find out which birds, animals, and fish are native to your area. Write an article on the importance of maintaining proper balance between man and nature. Take steps to maintain habitat areas for this wildlife.
===Keep America Beautiful Week===
===Keep America Beautiful Week===
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==Requirement resources==
==Requirement resources==
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'''5'''. Presentation resources:<br>
 
{{Public Speaking Links}}
{{Public Speaking Links}}
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*[https://www.kab.org/our-programs/education/student-and-leader-learning-guides Youth Guide to Service and Project-Based Learning]
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[https://www.kab.org/resources/end-littering Litter education]
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[http://iwanttoberecycled.org/journey The Recycling Journey]
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[https://www.kab.org/resources/improve-recycling Fact sheets on recycling, municipal solid waste]
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==Award application==
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[[:Image:Keep-america-beautiful-hometown-usa-award-application.pdf|Keep America Beautiful Hometown USA Award Application]]
==External links==
==External links==
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*[http://www.scouting.org/boyscouts/resources/keep%20america%20beautiful.aspx Keep America Beautiful at scouting.org]
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*[http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/boyscouts/youth/keepamericabeautiful.aspx Keep America Beautiful at scouting.org]
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*[http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Awards_Central/KeepAmericaBeautiful.aspx Keep America Beautiful Hometown USA Award at scouting.org]
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*[http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/21-377.pdf Hometown U.S.A. Award Application (No. 21-377, 2015 Printing)]
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*[http://www.scoutstuff.org/hometown-usa-emblem.html Hometown USA Emblem at ScoutStuff.org]
*[http://www.asla.org/ American Society of Landscape Architects]
*[http://www.asla.org/ American Society of Landscape Architects]
*[http://www.kab.org/ Keep America Beautiful Inc.]
*[http://www.kab.org/ Keep America Beautiful Inc.]
*[http://www.garden.org/ National Gardening Association]
*[http://www.garden.org/ National Gardening Association]
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*[http://www.publiclandsday.org/index.cfm National Public Lands Day]
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*[https://www.neefusa.org/public-lands-day National Public Lands Day]
*[http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/ U.S. Department of Agriculture—Natural Resources Conservation Service]
*[http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/ U.S. Department of Agriculture—Natural Resources Conservation Service]
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*[http://www.doi.gov/ U.S. Department of the Interior]
*[http://www.fws.gov/ U.S. Department of the Interior—Fish and Wildlife Service]
*[http://www.fws.gov/ U.S. Department of the Interior—Fish and Wildlife Service]
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*[https://www.forestfoundation.org/ American Forest Foundation]
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*[http://www.nwf.org/ National Wildlife Federation]
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*[https://www.arborday.org/ Arbor Day Foundation]
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Keep America Beautiful Hometown U.S.A. Award


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Contents



Keep America Beautiful Hometown USA award requirements

  1. Merit badges. Earn three merit badges from the following list of thirteen: Citizenship in the Community, Communications, Energy, Environmental Science, Fish and Wildlife Management, Forestry, Gardening, Geocaching, Landscape Architecture, Photography, Public Speaking, Soil and Water Conservation, and Sustainability.
  2. Community service project. In addition to earning the merit badges, a Boy Scout is required to perform a community service project. The project should involve a minimum of eight hours of time, two of which must involve management planning, with the other six hours consisting of carrying out the project. The project should help keep America beautiful and benefit the community either physically or financially. One way to do this is to plan the community service project as part of Keep America Beautiful Week or Public Lands Day.

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List of Ideas for Community Service Projects

  • Develop and help maintain a community garden or tree trail.
  • Plan and execute a Great American Cleanup in your local community. Adopt a park, block, beach, or vacant lot. Remove litter and debris. Build picnic tables or fix up oldones. Paint benches.
  • Build a nature trail or trashless trail for use as an outdoor classroom or for community enjoyment.
  • Develop a recycling project or America Recycles Day event that involves your whole unit (i.e., newspaper, electronic gadget, and/or bottle collection).
  • Conduct a survey of local storefronts. Determine areas where litter has accumulated. Work with storeowners to help improve conditions.
  • Plan and make a presentation to elementary students about the importance of conserving natural resources. Take students on a nature walk, pointing out natural resources.
  • Conduct soil and water conservation activities on a heavily used trail to prevent erosion. Record your activities.
  • Construct water facilities and plant vegetation that will provide food and shelter for wildlife in appropriate places.
  • Adopt a park, block, vacant lot, etc. Erect signs urging others not to litter or vandalize. Protect a flower bed or plant species with fencing. Remove litter and debris. Build picnic tables or fix up old ones, paint benches, etc.
  • Research which plant species are native to your area, and plan and maintain a community wildflower garden. Include descriptive and educational signs for the public.
  • Organize an anti-litter poster competition among junior and senior high schoolers. Arrange for businesses to donate awards for the winners and recruit community judges. Include media coverage. Get local businesses and schools to display the posters.
  • Become involved in a local environmental/recycling issue. Attend public meetings, talk to public officials, and make a report to your troop about what you have learned. Decide how you want to become involved in resolving the issue and spend your project time educating your fellow citizens as to your viewpoint and assisting your "side" in its campaign.
  • Establish and maintain a bird sanctuary.
  • Find out which birds, animals, and fish are native to your area. Write an article on the importance of maintaining proper balance between man and nature. Take steps to maintain habitat areas for this wildlife.

Keep America Beautiful Week

Keep America Beautiful Week developed from eleven consecutive years' observances of KAB Day. It originated in 1971 as "Scouting Keep America Beautiful Day." KAB Day was eventually extended to a weeklong observance (usually the fourth week of April). Millions of citizens across the nation participate each year.

Public Lands Day

Public Lands Day involves citizen volunteers in cleaning and maintaining nearby public lands. This event falls annually on the Saturday following Labor Day. The purpose of Public Lands Day is to instill a sense of pride and ownership among citizens through hands-on participation in continuing education and improvement projects on public properties.

Requirement resources

Litter education The Recycling Journey Fact sheets on recycling, municipal solid waste

Award application

Keep America Beautiful Hometown USA Award Application

External links

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