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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The Hornaday Awards are the premier conservation awards in Scouting. The Hornaday Silver Medal is the rarest award in Scouting, with only a half a dozen awarded nationally each year compared to 50,000 Eagle ranks. Scouts who wish to earn a Hornaday award earn Merit Badges or Venturing Ranger award requirements and complete several large conservation projects. These projects are meant for the Scout to become an expert in conservation and are held to the standard of a conservation professional.
Thursday, March 05, 2020
National Youth Leadership Training Baden Powells's vision of Boy Scouting was centered on the patrol method and youth leadership. Having well-trained leadership within your troop or crew is an important part of providing agood experience for everyone involved. National Youth Leadership Training program (NYLT) provides youth leaders with valuable leadership and training experience. NYLT teaches Scouts leadership skills and challenges them tothink about what it means to be a leader. Participants will be placed into patrols where they will work together using their skills of camping, fire building, cooking, and participating in leadership-building activities and presentations. This program is an intense, challenging 6-day otudoor training course designed todeveloop unit youth leaders, ages 13 to 18 years old. It will prove to be a positive experience for your scouts as it will focus on what a leader must BE , wht a leader must KNOW , and what a leader must DO . Prereguisites: Be at least 13 by first day of course. Mastered the skills and obtained rank of First Class. Completed a week-long camping experience and one year of Scouting. Obtained Scoutmaster or Crew Advisor permission to attend. Complete BSA Health form parts A, B, and C. NYLT will be July 19 - 23, 2020 at Claytor Lake Adventure Center. Click here for online registration .

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Boy Scout age range?
Youth can join a Boy Scout troop who have earned the Arrow of Light rank and are at least 10 years old, or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old.
Is Scouting safe?
Yes. Programs are designed to follow a strict set of rules and policies that can be found in the Guide to Safe Scouting. Every registered adult in Scouting is required to complete a Youth Protection training course and a criminal background check.
What supplies does a Boy Scout need?
The single most important piece of equipment a Boy Scout needs is the Boy Scout Handbook.