About the William T. Hornaday Award

Honor Those Who Conserve

What is the William T. Hornaday Award?

This awards program was created to recognize those that have made significant contributions to conservation. Dr. Hornaday was a pioneer in wildlife conservation. He helped found the National Zoo in Washington D.C. You must be at least a First Class Boy Scout, Venturer and have a conservation advisor. Only about 1,100 medals have been awarded over the last 80 years.

Where do I find the requirements and related materials?

Award requirements, sample projects and other support materials are on the National BSA website listed on this page in the related content area.

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