Willam T. Hornaday Award

Distinguished Service to Conservation and Natural Resources

Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts and Venturers can earn:

  • William T. Hornaday Badge
  • William T. Hornaday Bronze Medal
  • William T. Hornaday Silver Medal

Packs, troops, teams and crews can earn:

  • William T. Hornaday Unit Award Certificate – for conservation service on an annual basis.

Adult Scouters may be recognized with:

  • William T. Hornaday Gold Badge – for exceptional council level conservation service of at least three years.
  • William T. Hornaday Gold Medal – for exceptional regional and/or national level conservation service.


To earn a William T. Hornaday Award a Boy Scout or Venturer must do service projects that are
of Eagle Scout Award service project quality. Each project must be approved ahead of time, and each must have a “conservation advisor”. If the project is an environmental project, a Scout’s Eagle Scout Award project may possibly count as one of the Hornaday Award projects. Only one project may be done on Boy Scouts of America property.

  • Hornaday Badge -one (1) service project
  • Hornaday Bronze Medal – three (3) service projects
  • Hornaday Silver Medal – four (4) service projects

A Boy Scout or Venturer must select Hornaday Award projects from the categories listed below, and each project must be from a different category:

  • Energy Conservation
  • Soil & Water Conservation
  • Fish & Wildlife Management
  • Forestry & Range Management
  • Air & Water Pollution Control
  • Resource Recovery (Recycling)
  • Hazardous Material Disposal & Management
  • Invasive Species Control


Longs Peak Council Hornaday Resources

Hornaday Guide

The Longs Peak Council Hornaday Guide has been developed to provide a better understanding of requirements for each award, expected scope of projects, and process from concept to completion.

Hornaday Advisors

Each Scout/Venturer and Unit wishing to earn a Hornaday Award must have a Hornaday Team (see the Hornaday Guide for more details). Your Hornaday Advisor understands the requirements and process, and can help you find other key resources as well as help you avoid any potential problems.

We are still working on our new list of Hornaday Advisors. Please check back later or contact  our Conservation Committee chair Karl Brown .

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