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Distinguished Conservation Service Award Weekends

September 9, 2020 – the Boy Scouts of America is changing the name of the William T. Hornaday Award to the Distinguished Conservation Service Award. Anyone currently working on the Hornaday Award may continue to do so without losing ground. For more information about this change, you may contact [email protected].

Our Distinguished Conservation Service Award Weekends provide Scouts BSA youth a path toward earning Scouting’s highest conservation award. Our weekend program offers all qualifying merit badges, Leave No Trace classes, and conservation project opportunities.

The event happens in the spring and the fall at our Lost Pines Scout Reservation in Bastrop. These are both terrific times to be at Lost Pines, as you will likely see plant and wildlife activity you normally wouldn’t during summer camp.

All Scouts must register as individuals, even if their entire troop is attending. You must pre-register (there is no “walk up” registration).

For much more on our Distinguished Conservation Service Award Weekend programs, please visit this site maintained by our council’s Conservation Award Committee.

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