Re: Hornaday projects
settummanque, or blackeagle (blkeagle@DYNASTY.NET)
Tue, 14 Apr 1998 17:07:20 -0500
Good question that has come up in regard to the William T. Hornaday Award:
>Would you please advise as to whether the Projects that are used for the
>Bronze Award of the Hornaday can be used for the Silver?
First, the MERIT BADGE WORK used to complete merit badges in either group of
badges toward the Hornaday Award CANNOT BE USED as "conservation or
quality-of-enviormental life" projects.
Second, the projects for BOTH Bronze and Silver are the SAME. There's not a
"bronze-level project" or a "silver-level project". For instance, a
reclaimation and sorting project (in which Scouts go out down a highway and
pick up trash, bringing it back to a point whereby other Scouts separate the
trash into separate bins for reclaimation (recycling) and later taking the
trash to the location and handing it over) is the same whether the local
Council looks at it (and they will first, for consideration for the Bronze
Medal or the Badge) or the Hornaday Awards subcommittee of the National
Conservation/Outdoor Committee will review it for the awarding of the eight
Silver Awards awarded.
The Scout doesn't turn around and submit a new packet for consideration for
the Silver Hornaday Award; the packet is sent immediately from the local
Council to the National Office when the Scout Executive signs and states his
or her approval of the Bronze Award to that Scout.
National takes it from there.
>Also is the Patch's service project usable for the Bronze Award? Or are
>they all new projects for each Award level. Thanks.
There's not a Hornaday Patch. There's several conservation award emblems,
among them the Hometown USA award and the Save Our American Resources (SOAR)
conservation awards...and local Councils like Lincoln Heritage (my old, your
present) Council may also have. Again, if the work was done as part of
meeting requirements for a specific Merit Badge, NO. If the requirements
were met separately and not in connection with merit badge work, yes, it can
be used for consideration for the Badge, the Bronze Award, and/or the Silver
Remember that National presents a limited number of Silver Hornaday Awards
each year, and that the quality of the Scouts' work depends on which level
of the award the Scout will receive. All local Councils will send their
best Hornaday Award packets to National because they want those Scouts to
get the Silver Award if there's nobody else's work that comes close.
Sorry for the late response, Fitz...I've been trying to recover from the
Army's Public Affairs Editor's Conference in Louisville last week (and yeah,
I stopped in the Council office!!!) and getting ready to go overseas.
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