Re: Hometown USA
settummanque, or blackeagle (blkeagle@DYNASTY.NET)
Fri, 8 Sep 1995 10:22:39 -0500
Tim Shea asked:
>Several yeras ago there was a conservation award called Hometown >USA.
That's the name of the national Conservation project award that was
supported by Keep America Beautiful, Inc. as well as the BSA.
Unfortunately, Tim, the program has died nationally. There weren't enough
Councils promoting the program, and that coupled with the requirements which
were not updated to reflect current requirements and programming, kinda
dealt a double death to what was a good idea!
> Problem I have is... I can not find those requirements anymore.
Here were the requirements for the award; you'll see that the award's kinda
dated by today's requirement standards:
MERIT BADGES: Earn three merit badges from the following list of 12:
Citizenship in the Community, Communications, Environmental Science
(these three required for Eagle); Fish and Wildlife Management, Forestry,
Gardening, Geology, Landscape Architect, Nature, Plant Science, Public
Speaking, Soil and Water Conservation. (no mention of Energy).
SKILL AWARDS: Earn any two of the skills awards from the following list:
Citizenship, Community Living, Conservation, Environment
(the BSA no longer uses Skill Awards as part of the advancement program for
Boy Scouts and there's not a way that Skill Awards can be awarded any more;
many of the skill award requirements have been incorporated, however, into
the Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class requirements)
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT: In addition to earning the merit badges and
skill awards, a Boy Scout is required to perform a community service
project. The project should involve a minimum of 8 hours of time, two of
which must involve management planning, with the other 6 consisting of
carrying out the project or management of those doing the project. The
project should help keep America beautiful and benefit the community either
physically or financially. One way to do this is to plan the community
service project as part of Keep America Beautiful Week or Public Lands Day.
The patch, BSA #7193, can be ordered from the Supply Division or from your
Council Service Center.
>No my council office doesn't have them either!!
My note to Scout Executives/Regional Staff members was dated January 1988.
As far as I'm aware, there's nothing that's more current that this, and its
not mentioned in my copy of the BSA Conservation Hanbook, the standard
booklet for conservation/environmental projects (and a great small book to
have in just about anyone's unit library!)
Hope this helps out, Tim!
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