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Earth Day, conservation, Distinguished Conservation award

Anyone care to share what their Scouts are doing for Earth Day? It’s is still a month off so time for troops and patrols to plan a project or sign up in their community. Share here to help other units think of things to put into their programs, even if it will be for next year. Locally here one troop is planning to plant 1,000 trees as a conservation project and had their picture on the front page of the weekly community newspaper. Packs and troops may be able to get some good PR out of their project. NOTE!, BSA has replaced the Hornaday Award with the new Distinguished Conservation Award. Check it out. It makes the Eagle Award seem common when you see how few are earned. Make it a part of your Troops Advancement plan, you’ll be doing your Scouts a favor for those that stick with it and earn it.

BSA Distinguished Conservation Award requirements

BSA Distinguished Conservation Service Award Program

And there are other conservation awards that Scouts in troops can earn:

BSA Conservation Awards and Recognitions

Messengers of Peace - Environmental Dimension

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