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Hornaday award presentation b seeton_bpi2013

  1. 1. The Hornaday Awards “Think of it as an Olympic Medal bestowed by the Earth.”http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Awards/HornadayAwards.aspx
  2. 2. Brian Seeton1993-1997 Seven Ranges, Ecology Staff/Director1999-2006 Northern Tier, OA Voyage Staff/Director2003 Philmont, Volunteer Philbreak Staff2008 OA Arrowcorps5 BTNF Operations Chief2011 OA Summitcorps Operations ChiefArea/Council Conservation Committee bseeton@gmail.com
  3. 3. Course ObjectivesLearn brief history of the William T. Hornaday Awards.Become familiar with each of the seven Hornaday Awards.Become familiar on the requirements of a Hornaday Award adviser.See a way a Scout can work towards a Hornaday Silver Medal.
  4. 4. BSA Conservation Awards National Local (Buckeye Council)• William T. Hornaday Awards • Environmental(C, B, V, A)•Paul Bunyan Woodsman Award Interpreter’s Strip(B, A) •John Burroughs Award•World Conservation Award (C, •Hutch’s Trail AwardB)• Leave No Trace AwarenessAward (C, B, A)•National Outdoor Badges forHiking, Aquatics, Riding, andAdventure (B, V, A)•Conservation Good Turn Award(C, B)•Keep America BeautifulHometown USA Award (B)•Ranger Award (V)
  5. 5. Buckeye Council’sConservation Emphasis Brave (Bronze) Fellow (Gold) Knight (Silver) Plant Life 50 75 100 Wildlife 30 40 55 Rocks and Minerals 10 20 35 Astronomy 10 20 25 Extra Points 60 80 100 Total Points 160 240 315 Project 4 hours 6 hours 10 hours
  6. 6. William T. HornadayCredited with saving the American Bison from extinctionFounded the National Zoological Park, and the American Bison SocietyFather of the “modern zoo”‘accidental’ conservationistCreated the Wildlife Protection Medal. Later adopted by the BSA and renamed to the William T. Hornaday Medal after his death in 1938.In 1938 FDR, and the NPS named a peak in Yellowstone after him.
  7. 7. Hornaday Awards BackgroundThe goal of this awards program is to encourage and recognize truly outstanding efforts undertaken by Scouting units, Scouts and Venturers, adult Scouters, and other individuals, corporations, and institutions that have contributed significantly to natural resource conservation and environmental protection.Since 1917 only approximately 1,100 Hornaday Medals have been awarded.
  8. 8. Hornaday AwardsCurrently seven awards in all.Three are awarded by the council.The other four are administered and awarded by the National BSA Conservation Committee.
  9. 9. Council AwardsBadgeGold BadgeUnit Certificate
  10. 10. BadgeYouth AwardEarn the required merit badges and complete one Eagle Scout quality project from the suggested categories. Apply for the award with the official application.http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/hornaday-badge.pdf
  11. 11. Gold BadgeAdultGranted by the local council to an adult Scouter. Nominations are made to the local council. Central to the selection process is the influence the nominee has had on youth and educational programs emphasizing sound stewardship of our nation’s natural resources and environmental improvement during a period of at least three years.http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/hornaday-g-bdg.pdf
  12. 12. Council AwardsUnit Certificate As a unit complete one age apropriate service project out of the suggested categories with at least 60% of the unit participating. Apply with the official application.http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/hornaday-award.pdf
  13. 13. National AwardsBronze MedalSilver MedalGold MedalGold Certificate
  14. 14. National Awards Gold CertificateThis award is by nomination onlyand is granted to an individual,corporation, or organization. Thenominee should have made anoutstanding contribution to youthconservation education anddemonstrated commitment to theeducation of youth on a national orinternational level, reflecting thenatural resource conservation andenvironmental awareness mission ofthe Boy Scouts of America.Candidates may be nominated byany recognizedconservation/environmentalorganization. Up to six awards maybe granted annually. http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/hornaday-g-cer.pdf
  15. 15. Gold MedalAdultThis award is by nomination only and is for an adultScouter or Venturing leader who hasrendered distinguished and unusual service to naturalresource conservation and environmen-tal improvement over a sustained period (at least 20years). Nominations are accepted fromany recognized conservation/environmentalprotection organization. The nominee’s accomplish­ments must be at a regional, national, or internationallevel. Up to six awarded a year nationally.http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/hornaday-g-med.pdf
  16. 16. Hornaday Youth MedalsThe distinction between the bronze and silver medals is based primarily on the number and quality of the projects and their impact on the local community. The William T. Hornaday Awards Committee may award a bronze medal if the application does not meet the standard of exceptional service required for the silver medal. There is no limit on the number of bronze medals that may be awarded each year. Both awards include the medal (bronze or silver), a certificate, and an embroidered square knot.
  17. 17. Bronze MedalYouth--A Scout must apply for the medal before his18th birthday--A Venturer must apply for the medal beforehis/her 21st birthday.--There are separate requirements for Venturersan Scouts.Scout Requirements: Earn the required meritbadges, and complete at least 3 Eagle Scoutquality projects in the suggested categories.http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/hornaday-medal.pdf
  18. 18. Silver MedalYouthScout Requirements: Earn the required merit badges, and complete at least 4 Eagle Scout quality projects in the suggested categoriesOnly six awarded per year nationally.
  19. 19. Medal Applicationhttp://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/hor naday-medal.pdf
  20. 20. Primary Merit Badges
  21. 21. Elective Merit Badges
  22. 22. Hornaday Project CaregoriesEnergy ConservationAir and Water Pollution ControlSoil and Water ConservationResource Recovery (Recycling)Fish and Wildlife ManagementHazardous Material Disposal and Mgmt.Forestry and Range ManagementInvasive Species Control
  23. 23. Project Examples andExplanationshttp://www.meritbadge.net/phpbb/viewto pic.php?f=9&t=3256http://ezinearticles.com/?Choosing-a- William-T-Hornaday-Conservation-Project- for-Boy-Scouts&id=6454494
  24. 24. Advice for Earning AwardMake sure the youth and the advisor understand the application process thoroughly and what is expected from the projectsStart early in your Scouting career, a Silver Medal takes a minimum of 18 months.If you run out of time as a Scout, become a Venturer, but remember there are separate Venturing requirements and expectations.
  25. 25. Advice for Projects Documentation: before, during, after, outcomes, what did you learn? Photos Was the project based on sound scientific reasoning? There is a leadership component. There is an education component (think press releases). You may use your Eagle Project as a Hornaday Project. Only one project may occur on a Scout property Go for the SILVER! If you aren’t awarded a silver, you can fall back on a bronze.
  26. 26. Hornaday Advisor  It could be you!http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Awards/HornadayAwards1/adviser.aspx
  27. 27. Trail to Badge to Medal
  28. 28. Council ConservationCommittee 4th Tuesday of the month and council office, 7:00pm. We are currently new and growing, and looking for new members. Come join us!
  29. 29. Course ObjectivesLearn brief history of the William T. Hornaday Awards.Become familiar with each of the seven Hornaday Awards.Become familiar on the requirements of a Hornaday Award adviser.See a way a Scout can work towards a Hornaday Silver Medal.
  30. 30. http://db.tt/Z7RG6pF4 Brian Seeton bseeton@gmail.com

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