National Medal for Outdoor Achievement

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The '''National Medal for Outdoor Achievement''' was introduced in 2010 as "the highest recognition that a [[Boy Scout]], [[Sea Scout]], or [[Venturer]] can earn for exemplary achievement, experience, and skill in multiple areas of outdoor endeavor."
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The '''National Medal for Outdoor Achievement''' was introduced in 2010 as "the highest recognition that a Boy Scout, Sea Scout, or Venturer can earn for exemplary achievement, experience, and skill in multiple areas of outdoor endeavor."
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== Requirements ==
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In order for a youth to earn the National Medal for Outdoor Achievement, he or she must complete the following requirements:
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== Related Awards ==
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<li> Earn the Boy Scout [[First Class]] rank, Sea Scout [[Apprentice]] rank, ''or'' complete Venturing [[Ranger Award#Core requirements|Ranger Award requirements 1-6]] and hold the Venturing [[Discovery Award]].
 
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<li> Earn the [[National Outdoor Badges#Camping Badge|National Outdoor Badge for Camping]] with a silver device. <!--(125 days and nights of camping -- see the award for what counts)-->
 
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<li> Earn any two additional [[National Outdoor Badges]], each with two gold devices.
 
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<li> Complete the requirements for all of the following: [[Backpacking]] merit badge ''or'' [[Backpacking (Ranger Award elective)|Ranger Backpacking]] elective; [[Emergency Preparedness]] merit badge ''or'' [[Ranger Award#Emergency Preparedness|Ranger Emergency Preparedness]] core; [[Nature]] merit badge; and [[Wilderness Survival]] merit badge ''or'' [[Ranger Award#Wilderness Survival|Ranger Wilderness Survival]] core.
 
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<li> Complete a 16-hour course in Wilderness First Aid from the American Red Cross, Wilderness Medical Institute, or other recognized provider.
 
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<li> Become a [[Leave No Trace]] Trainer by completing the 16-hour training course from a recognized Leave No Trace Master Educator.
 
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<li> Plan and lead, with the approval of your unit leader, an outing for your troop, ship, crew, or patrol in two of the following activity areas: hiking and backpacking, aquatics activities, or riding. Include in each outing a service element addressing recreational impacts resulting from that type of activity. With the approval of your unit leader, you may plan and lead the outings for another Cub Scout pack, Boy Scout troop, Sea Scout ship, or Venturing crew.
 
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<li> Complete at least one of the following:
 
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<li> Plan and lead, with the approval of your unit leader, an adventure activity identified in the National Outdoor Badge for Adventure for your troop, ship, crew, or patrol.
 
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<li> Successfully complete a season on a council summer camp staff in an outdoor area, such as aquatics, Scoutcraft, nature/environment, climbing, or COPE.
 
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==Related Awards==
 
{{Outdoor Awards Links}}
{{Outdoor Awards Links}}
{{Outdoor Ethics Awards Links}}
{{Outdoor Ethics Awards Links}}
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== See Also ==
== See Also ==
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* [[National Outdoor Badges]] for:
* [[National Outdoor Badges]] for:
:* [[National Outdoor Badges#National Outdoor Badge for Camping|Camping]],
:* [[National Outdoor Badges#National Outdoor Badge for Camping|Camping]],
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:* [[National Outdoor Badges#National Outdoor Badge for Adventure|Adventure]]
:* [[National Outdoor Badges#National Outdoor Badge for Adventure|Adventure]]
* [[National Outdoor Challenge Unit Award]]
* [[National Outdoor Challenge Unit Award]]
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== External Links ==
== External Links ==
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* [https://www.scouting.org/programs/boy-scouts/youth/awards/noa/ National Outdoor Awards Program] &mdash; scouting.org
* [https://www.scouting.org/programs/boy-scouts/youth/awards/noa/ National Outdoor Awards Program] &mdash; scouting.org
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* [https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Outdoor%20Program/pdf/430-041_WB.pdf Application for National Medal for Outdoor Achievement], BSA Pub. No. 430-041WB (2015-MAY Revision) &mdash; Note: This <code>PDF</code> form is ''fillable'' and ''savable''.
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* <span class="plainlinks">[https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Outdoor%20Program/pdf/430-041_WB.pdf Application for National Medal for Outdoor Achievement, No. 430-041WB]</span> {{PDF}} (2015-MAY Revision) &mdash; Note: This <code>PDF</code> form is ''fillable'' and ''savable''.
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National Medal for Outdoor Achievement


Created:2010
Level:Boy Scouts, Sea Scouts, Venturers

The National Medal for Outdoor Achievement was introduced in 2010 as "the highest recognition that a Boy Scout, Sea Scout, or Venturer can earn for exemplary achievement, experience, and skill in multiple areas of outdoor endeavor."


National Medal for Outdoor Achievement requirements


In order for a youth to earn the National Medal for Outdoor Achievement, he or she must complete the following requirements:

  1. Earn the Boy Scout First Class rank, Sea Scout Apprentice rank, or complete Venturing Ranger Award requirements 1-6 and hold the Venturing Discovery Award.
  2. Earn the National Outdoor Badge for Camping with a silver device.
  3. Earn any two additional National Outdoor Badges, each with two gold devices.
  4. Complete the requirements for all of the following: Backpacking merit badge or Ranger Backpacking elective; Emergency Preparedness merit badge or Ranger Emergency Preparedness core; Nature merit badge; and Wilderness Survival merit badge or Ranger Wilderness Survival core.
  5. Complete a 16-hour course in Wilderness First Aid from the American Red Cross, Wilderness Medical Institute, or other recognized provider.
  6. Become a Leave No Trace Trainer by completing the 16-hour training course from a recognized Leave No Trace Master Educator.
  7. Plan and lead, with the approval of your unit leader, an outing for your troop, ship, crew, or patrol in two of the following activity areas: hiking and backpacking, aquatics activities, or riding. Include in each outing a service element addressing recreational impacts resulting from that type of activity. With the approval of your unit leader, you may plan and lead the outings for another Cub Scout pack, Boy Scout troop, Sea Scout ship, or Venturing crew.
  8. Complete at least one of the following:
    1. Plan and lead, with the approval of your unit leader, an adventure activity identified in the National Outdoor Badge for Adventure for your troop, ship, crew, or patrol.
    2. Successfully complete a season on a council summer camp staff in an outdoor area, such as aquatics, Scoutcraft, nature/environment, climbing, or COPE.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
2018 Boy Scout Requirements, No. 33216, 2018 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #641568)

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Related Awards

Outdoor-related awards
Outdoor Ethics-related awards

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