William T. Hornaday Award
The National Capital Area Council Hornaday Committee is hosting the BSA National William T Hornaday Adviser Course at Camp William B. Snyder on May 5 and 6, 2018. The course will begin at 8:00 a.m. with check in available at 7:30 on May 5th. The class will last until 6pm on May 6th.
What is the William T. Hornaday Award? Think of It as an Olympic Medal Bestowed by the Earth. Conservation and the Boy Scouts of America have been partners for a long time. Camping, hiking, and respect for the outdoors are a part of the Scouting heritage. Many of the requirements for advancement from Tenderfoot through Eagle Scout rank call for an increasing awareness and understanding of the natural sciences. Many former Scouts have become leaders in conserving our environment and protecting it from abuse. Right now Scouts are involved in learning about environmental problems and actively working to make a difference. Approximately only 1,100 medals have been awarded over the past 80 years.