Hornaday Awards Checklists

Hornaday Unit Award Checklist

  1. Complete the Unit Application
    1. Indicate the Category of the Project.
    2. Give the Project a Specific Title and provide an Executive Summary with a detailed description of who, what, when, and how the project was done.
    3. Include any additional pertinent information including how this project is associated with other projects carried out by your unit or by others.
    4. Make certain all the applicants are currently registered with the BSA.
  2. Submit the Application to the Council Conservation Committee (GGAC STEM Committee) and the Council Executive for Review.
  3. The approved application is forwarded to the National office.

Hornaday Gold Badge Checklist

  1. Complete the nomination form and submit it, together with supporting materials including letter(s)of endorsement, to the local council for review and approval by the Council Conservation Committee (GGAC STEM Committee) and the Scout executive.
  2. If approved, the council forwards the application to: Director of Conservation, Boy Scouts of America, 1325 West Walnut Hill Lane, P.O. Box 152079, Irving,TX 75015-2079.

Hornaday Badge Checklist

  1. Complete the Hornaday Badge Application
    1. Include an Executive Summary of the Project with a detailed description of the project, as outlined for the unit award.
    2. Be sure the Applicant, Conservation Adviser, and Unit Leader sign the application before it is sent to the council office.
    3. Check and date all merit badges completed.
    4. If you are a Venturer, make certain to include documentation of your project diagram and your Cub Scout or Youth Group Conservation Service Project Leadership.
    5. Scouts BSA applicants must complete the requirements before their 18th birthday. Venturer applicants must complete requirements before their 21st birthday.
  2. The Unit Leader reviews, approves, and forwards the completed application to the Council Conservation Committee (GGAC STEM Committee).
  3. The Council Conservation Committee (GGAC STEM Committee) and Scout executive reviews and signs the application.
  4. The Council forwards the approved application to the Director of Conservation, Boy Scouts of America, 1325 West Walnut Hill Lane, P.O. Box 152079, Irving, TX 75015-2079.

Hornaday Gold Medal or Certificate Checklist

  1. Complete the appropriate nomination form and forward it, together with supporting materials including letters of endorsement, to the Director of Conservation, Boy Scouts of America, 1325 West Walnut Hill Lane, P.O. Box 152079, Irving, Texas 75015-2079. (Important Note: Include the names and phone numbers of others the Hornaday Awards Committee can contact if additional information is needed.) (Self-nomination is considered a disqualification.)
  2. The national Hornaday Awards committee will consider the nomination at its next meeting. The committee meets three or four times a year.

Hornaday Bronze or Silver Medal Checklist

  1. Complete the Hornaday Bronze/Silver Medal Application.
    1. Prepare a separate “Project Description” for each project (each from a different project category). Include an Executive Summary and describe each project in detail, including illustrations and/or photographs of the work done. Indicate how you provided leadership for the project and how you used the project to involve and influence others. Refer to “How Applications are Judged” for detailed expectations.
    2. Be sure the Applicant, Conservation Adviser, and Unit Leader sign the application.
    3. Check and date all merit badges completed.
    4. Include any newspaper articles, letters of thanks or commendation, and other supporting materials in a well-organized binder.
    5. Ensure that the application and supporting materials are neat in appearance and reflect the high quality of the applicant’s work.
    6. The Conservation Adviser and Scout executive should ensure that all parts of the application are filled out thoroughly, accurately, and in detail. Determination by the Hornaday Awards Committee of the applicant’s qualification is made solely from the information included in the application and supporting materials.
    7. Applicants must be currently registered in the program in which they are applying for the award (i.e., Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, or Venturer) when the application is signed.
    8. Venturer applicants must fulfill additional requirements as specified in “How Applications are Judged”.
  2. Upon approval by the unit leader, the complete application and supporting materials are forwarded to the local council service center for review and endorsement by the Council Conservation Committee (GGAC STEM Committee) and Scout executive.
  3. Following council approval, the local council forwards the application to the director of Conservation, Boy Scouts of America, 1325 West Walnut Hill Lane, P.O. Box 152079, Irving, TX 75015-2079.
  4. If appropriate, it is submitted to the Hornaday Awards Committee for action.

Venturing

Sea Scouts

Exploring

International

Highlander

Shooting Sport

STEM

Scouting for Food

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