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William T. Hornaday Conservation Youth Awards
Summary of Requirements

Hornaday Bronze Award
  • One project
  • 5 merit badges from approved list
  • Three projects
  • Environmental Science Merit Badge
  • 5 other merit badges from approved list
  • Four projects
  • 6 required merit badges
  • 3 other merit badges from approved list
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For details, see the BSA's Earning a Hornaday Medal

  • Approved Merit Badges are listed on the Hornaday Award applications.
  • Venturers do not complete merit badges, but they do complete Venturer requirements as listed on the Hornaday Award applications.
  • Projects to be completed are to be of "Eagle Scout Award" project quality.
  • The project's main focus must be to help the environment and not humans.
  • The Eagle Scout project may be used as the project for the Hornaday Badge, and as one project for the Bronze and/or Silver Award, IF the project meets Hornaday Award project criteria.
  • The Hornaday Badge project may be used as one of the projects for the Bronze or Silver Award.
  • Registered Boy Scouts have until their 18th birthday to complete award requirements.
  • Registered Venturers have until their 21st birthday to complete award requirements.
  • Each award candidate must have an adult "conservation adviser".
  • Each project must be from a different listed conservation category listed on the award application.
  • Only one project for any award may be done on Scout property.
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