Hornaday Conservation Weekend

Join us for a weekend event dedicated to conservation and learning. The Hornaday Conservation Weekend will be held from Nov. 13 - 15, 2020 at Camp Woodruff.

18 Merit Badges will be offered, Scouts will have the opportunity to enroll in up to three (3) merit badges from our dynamic instructors!

This event includes a conservation themed workshop with games and information on how to create, execute and document a conservation project

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William T. Hornaday Conservation Weekend 2020

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.

Age Restrictions

The Hornaday committee adheres to the age restrictions put in place on the advice of the merit badge counselors and program director due to some of the course material.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellations must be in writing. Cancellation requested before October 13, 2020 will receive a 100% refund of the registration fee.  No refunds are given if a cancellation is requested after October 13,2020.

Substitutions are not allowed.  If you wish to switch a participant, please cancel the attendee and submit a registration for the new participant.  Fees applied will be based on the registration date.

No-shows, or registrants who do not submit a written explanation for cancellations, will not be eligible for a refund.  Refunds cannot be deferred or transferred to other programs.

If you would to volunter for General Staff, Merit Badge Counselor, Camp Commissoiner, please use the staff registration below.

Staff Registration

Participant Registration Below


Leave No Trace Trainer

The Leave No Trace Trainer helps minimize the impact on the land by teaching members the principles of Leave No Trace and improving Scouts’ outdoor ethics decision-making skills. The senior patrol leader may appoint a Scout, 14 years or older who has successfully completed the official 16-hour Leave No Trace Trainer training course, to serve as the troop Leave No Trace Trainer. A Scout under the age of 14, or who has not completed Leave No Trace Trainer training, may serve as an instructor teaching Leave No Trace skills until he obtains the necessary training.

A Scouts BSA or Venturer may take any 16-hour Leave No Trace Trainer course from a Leave No Trace Master Educator to qualify for the troop, team, or crew position of responsibility. The BSA is seeking to have one or more BSA-affiliated Master Educators in each council to provide this training. Information on courses available in the local area should be available from the local council’s Outdoor Ethics Advocate.

  • Hornaday Conservation Weekend 2020
    November 13, 2020 to November 15

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2020 Hornaday Conservation Weekend Flyer Download
2020 Hornaday Conservation Weekend Merit Badge Prerequisites 2020 Hornaday Conservation Weekend Merit Badge Prerequisites Download
2020 Hornaday Guidebook Download