william t. hornaday award
The below projects are opportunities for units to take on or for potential Eagle Candidates (project must meet all applicable requirements to be considered an Eagle Project):
1) Storm Drain Medallions: Cris Ausink, HCCC, would like 150 Storm Drain Medallions placed on storm drains throughout the Hampton Coliseum area. This requires contact to Cris, making a plan to do the tasks, assembling the SDM materials and executing the project to her satisfaction. Materials supplied. Contact Bob Vazquez for more information on this project.
2) SPCA: The SPCA is planning a pollinator garden in an area where pets can run around. Approximately, 15x15 ft, build wall, fill w/soil, plant plants. Materials supplied.
Contact Laura Nusz for details or David.Singletary@gmail.com
3) St. Jerome's Catholic Church: They want a 1/4 acre tilled and ready to plant, a tree cut down and removed. Materials supplied.
Contact: Sally Young to facilitate.
4) James River Convalescent Center: Build two raised garden tables for the Garden Courtyard. This requires the removal of the old dilapidated ones and constructing new ones in same location. Contact: Shawn Hanberry, for coordination.
5) Community Gardens Project: Build three 10 x 5 ft. raised garden beds for strawbberry and blueberries.Materials supplied.
Contact: Wendy Iles to coordinate,
6) Oyster Spat Cages: build 25 oyster growth cages to be used by CBF to start oyster growth in the James River. Materials supplied.
COLONIAL VIRGINIA COUNCIL AWARD ADVISER:
David Lauthers, MMC (SW) Ret.
MORE INFORMATION/AWARD APPLICATION MATERIALS
ABOUT THE AWARD:
This awards program was created to recognize those that have made significant contributions to conservation. It was begun in 1914 by Dr. William T. Hornaday, director of the New York Zoological Park and founder of the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Dr. Hornaday was an active and outspoken champion of natural resource conservation and a leader in saving the American bison from extinction. He named the award the Wildlife Protection Medal. Its purpose was to challenge Americans to work constructively for wildlife conservation and habitat protection. After his death in 1937, the award was renamed in Dr. Hornaday’s honor and became a Boy Scouts of America award.
The fundamental purpose of the Hornaday Awards program is to encourage learning by the participants and to increase public awareness about natural resource conservation. Understanding and practicing sound stewardship of natural resources and environmental protection strengthens Scouting’s emphasis on respecting the outdoors. The goal of this awards program is to encourage and recognize truly outstanding efforts undertaken by Scouting units, Scouts and Venturers, adult Scouters, and other individuals, corporations, and institutions that have contributed significantly to natural resource conservation and environmental protection.