(The William T. Hornaday Award is for District service
natural resources conservation.)
The successful attainment of all awards will take at least 18 months
to accomplish. The following highlights the requirements. Complete
requirements are listed on the Hornaday Awards application.
- Earn Environmental Science merit badge and TWO more merit badges
of the primary conservation and quality-of-the-environment merit
Soil and Water Conservation,
Fish and Wildlife management, or
Environmental Science and TWO other merit badge from this group
are required for the bronze medal.
ALL badges in the group are required for the Silver Medal.
- Earn at least THREE of the nature and conservation group:
Reptile and Amphibian Study,
- Identify, plan and carry out, under the guidance of the
conservation adviser, a local project in FOUR of the
following project areas:
soil & water conservation;
fish & wildlife management;
water pollution control;
Note: Projects accomplished for the Hornaday awards may not be
the same as accomplished for earned merit badges or for
- Carry out projects to influence other people to understand and
undertake conservation work and/or objectives. These might
include the following: Letters to editors, news stories
published, exhibits and displays, leadership in the
accomplishment of unit projects, talks at public meetings,
service project with a state fish and game department or local
conservation and public interest group.
- Submit a resume covering a summary of the local or regional
project in the conservation and quality-of-the-environment
fields together with a summary of the efforts to influence other
people to practice conservation.
- The complete program of the applicant, as planned and carried
out, will be reviewed and approved by the council for the award
of the certificate or badge or both and, further, if deemed
qualified, will be recommended to the William T. Hornaday Awards
Committee for consideration for the Silver or Bronze medals.