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World Conservation Award

The World Conservation Award provides an opportunity for individual Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, and Sea Scouts to "think globally" and "act locally" to preserve and improve our environment. This program is designed to make youth members aware that all nations are closely related through natural resources and that we are interdependent with our world environment.


World Convervation Award for Cub Scouts

 

CUB SCOUT
WORLD CONSERVATION
AWARD


As a Wolf Cub Scout, you can earn the Cub Scout World Conservation Award by doing the following:

  1. Complete achievement #7 - Your Living World
  2. Complete all Arrow Points in 2 of the following 3 Electives:
    • #13 - Birds
    • #15 - Grow Something
    • #19 - Fishing
  3. Participate in a den or pack conservation project in addition to the above

As a Bear Cub Scout, you can earn the Cub Scout World Conservation Award by doing the following:

  1. Complete achievement #5 - Sharing your World with Wildlife
  2. Complete all requirements in 2 of the following 3 electives:
    • #2 - Weather
    • #12 - Nature Crafts
    • #15 - Water and Soil Conservation
  3. Participate in a den or pack conservation project in addition to the above

As a Webelos Scout, you can earn the Cub Scout World Conservation Award by doing the following:

  1. Earn the Forester activity badge.
  2. Earn the Naturalist activity badge.
  3. Earn the Outdoorsman activity badge.
  4. Participate in a den or pack conservation project.

This award can be earned only once while you are in Cub Scouting (i.e. as either a Wolf Cub Scout, a Bear Cub Scout, or as a Webelos Scout).

The World Conservation Award is worn on the Cub Scout uniform shirt, centered on the right pocket as a temporary patch. Only one temporary patch may be worn at a time. It can be sewn on or displayed in a plastic patch holder hung from the pocket button.

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World Conservation Award for Boy Scouts

 

BOY SCOUT
WORLD CONSERVATION
AWARD


Boy Scouts may earn the World Conservation Award by earning three of the following merit badges:

  1. Environmental Science merit badge
  2. Either Soil and Water Conservation OR Fish and Wildlife Management merit badge
  3. Citizenship in the World merit badge

The World Conservation Award is worn on the uniform shirt, centered on the right pocket as a temporary patch. Only one temporary patch may be worn at a time.

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World Conservation Award for Venture Scouts

 

VENTURING SCOUT
WORLD CONSERVATION
AWARD


Venture Scouts and Sea Scouts may earn the World Conservation Award by fulfilling the following requirements:

  • Complete the Ecology elective for the Ranger Award:


    1. Explain the basic natural systems, cycles, and changes over time and how they are evidenced in a watershed near where you live. Include the four basic elements, land use patterns, and at least six different species in your analysis and how they have changed over time. Discuss both biological and physical components.
    2. Describe at least four environmental study areas near where you live. Include the reasons for selecting these areas, their boundaries, user groups, past inventories, any outside forces that interact with them, and a list of what things could be studied at each of them.
    3. Plan a field trip to each of the above areas, including detailed plans for conducting various investigations. Follow all of the requirements such as trip permits, safety plans, transportation plans, equipment needs, etc.
    4. (a) Under the guidance of a natural resources professional, carry out an investigation of an ecological subject approved by your Advisor. Inventory and map the area. Conduct a detailed investigation providing specific data for a specific topic.
      (b) Document and present your findings to your crew, another crew, a Cub Scout or Boy Scout group, or another group.
    5. Teach others in your crew, another crew, a Cub Scout or Boy Scout group, or another group how to carry out an ecological investigation. Use steps 3 and 4 above with the group so that they may also learn by doing.
  • Show the relationships of global events and conditions, both political and environmental, to the areas that you described in steps 1 and 2 above.
  • Determine how conditions in your local area also appear in other areas around the world.
  • Describe some of the interrelationships between people and our natural resources that affect our global environment.
  • Teach others in your crew, another crew, a Cub Scout or Boy Scout group, or another group about the interconnectivity that we all have with each other and our environment.

The World Conservation Award is worn on the Venturing uniform shirt, centered on the right pocket as a temporary patch.

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