Boy Scout Conservation Awards

BSA Outdoor Ethics

Guided by the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace, millions of Scouts have enhanced their awareness of the natural world around them, minimizing impact to the land. For Scouts who have a deep interest in the outdoors, nature, and the environment, Scouting’s outdoor ethics will give you an ever-deeper appreciation of the richness of the land and how we fit into it. If you are prepared to venture down the path of really becoming aware of your surroundings, of building the skills that will allow you to leave no trace on the land, then the Outdoor Ethics Awareness and Action Awards are for you.

See our Outdoor Ethics sections.


Conservation Good Turn Award

The Conservation Good Turn is an opportunity for Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Varsity Scout teams, and Venturing crews to join with conservation or environmental organizations (federal, state, local, or private) to carry out a conservation Good Turn in their home communities.

 

See our Conservation Good Turn page for details:

 http://wpcbsa.org/ConsvGTExternal Link

 


William T. Hornaday Award

Conservation and the Boy Scouts of America have been partners for a long time. Camping, hiking, and respect for the outdoors are a part of the Scouting heritage. 

Many former Scouts have become leaders in conserving our environment and protecting it from abuse. Right now Scouts are involved in learning about environmental problems and actively working to make a difference.

This awards program was created to recognize those that have made significant contributions to conservation. 

 

See our Hornaday Award page for details:

 http://wpcbsa.org/HornadayExternal Link


World Conservation Award  

To encourage all youth members to think globally and act locally to preserve 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 are interdependent with our world environment.

 

http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/wcons.aspxExternal Link