World Conservation Award (Scouts BSA)

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This is the Scouts BSA version of the World Conservation Award.
Cub Scouts can earn the World Conservation Award (Cub Scouting)
Venturers and Sea Scouts can earn the World Conservation Award (Venturer-Sea Scout).

Scouts BSA
World Conservation Award

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The World Conservation Award provides an opportunity for Scouts to "think globally" and "act locally" to conserve and improve our environment. This program is designed to make youth members aware that all nations are closely related through natural resources, and that we and our world environment are interdependent.

Requirements for this award must be completed in addition to any similar requirements completed for rank.

World Conservation Award (Scouts BSA) requirements

You can earn this award as a Scout by completing these requirements:[Note 1]

  1. Earn the following merit badges:
    1. Either Environmental Science OR Sustainability merit badge.
    2. Either Soil and Water Conservation OR Fish and Wildlife Management merit badge.
    3. Citizenship in the World merit badge.
  2. Participate in a conservation project as part of an approved Scouting program totaling at least three hours that addresses a conservation need common to more than one country.[Note 2]


  1. Requirements for this award must be completed in addition to any similar requirements completed for rank.
  2. Editor's note: the Scouts BSA Requirements book does not include #2 as a requirement.

Updated requirements are per December 16, 2016 update as shown on the World Conservation Award Application Form - 2016 Printing.

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  1. The World Conservation Award is worn on the uniform shirt, centered on the right pocket as a temporary patch. It can also be worn on the back of a merit badge sash. It does not replace the World Crest on the uniform.

Requirement resources

Related awards

Ecology-related awards

See also

Scouts BSA portal

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