Conservation and Scouting
Since 1910, conservation has been an integral part of the program of the Boy Scouts of America. The BSA has been a positive force in conservation and environmental efforts. Scouts have rendered distinguished public service by helping to conserve wildlife, energy, forests, soil, and water. Past generations of Scouts have been widely recognized for undertaking conservation Good Turn action projects in their local communities.
The BSA offers three major groups of conservation awards: the Conservation Good Turn, open to units of any type; the World Conservation Award, which is open to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts/Varsity Scouts and Venturers; and the William T. Hornaday Award for Boy Scouts/Varsity Scouts, Venturers, and adult volunteers.