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) 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. Looking to build benches (4) for visitors to the facility. Approximately 6ft long. Materials must be acquired.
Contact Laura Nusz for details or David.Singletary@gmail.com
2) 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.
3) Oyster Spat Cages: build 25 oyster growth cages to be used by CBF to start oyster growth in the James River. Materials supplied.
4) Trees - plant w/elementary schools 200 trees each with students in February or March.
Contact David.Singletary@gmail.com This may be done w/Scouts too.
5) Rain Gardens - at 3 schools - Sedgefield, Riverside, or Epes ES, approximately 10x12 ft. Plants will be supplied. In kind gifts to be acquired.
6) Nursery - Develop, plan, plant a pollinator nursery on NN school grounds. Plants supplied.
7) Wetlands Nursery - Dig up and construct a wetlands nursery for rain gardens. Plants supplies in NN.
8) Pollinator Gardens - various NN schools, construct 8x12ft pollinator gardens in various schools
9) Bird or Bat Houses - to be built and installed in various schools.
10) Paint Promotions- Scouts can get painted promotions at schools to encourage clean storm-water. Contact David.Singletary@gmail.com At least 10 locations would be necessary.
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.