Boy Scout World Conservation Award Patch

Boy Scout World Conservation Award


Requirements were REVISED effective December 16, 2016.

To see the changes which were made, Click here.

For the previous requirements, Click here.


The World Conservation Award is worn on the uniform shirt, centered on the right pocket as a TEMPORARY patch. Only ONE Temporary patch may be worn at a time.

The World Conservation Award provides an opportunity for individual Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers to "think globally" and "act locally" to preserve and improve our environment. This program is designed to make youth members aware that all nations are closely related through natural resources and that we are interdependent with our world environment.

As a Boy Scout, you can earn this award by earning the following merit badges:

  1. Environmental Science OR Sustainability merit badge.
  2. Either Soil and Water Conservation OR
    Fish and Wildlife Management merit badge.
  3. Citizenship in the World merit badge.

AND participate in a conservation project as part of an approved Scouting program totaling at least three hours that addresses a conservation need common to more than one country.


The Award

The Boy Scout World Conservation Award, No. 140, is an embroidered emblem bearing the standard World Conservation panda on a purple fleur-de-lis. The emblem has a tan background with a tan border. It is available at your BSA local council service center. The emblem is worn centered on the right pocket of the Boy Scout uniform shirt as a temporary patch.

Source: Boy Scout World Conservation Award Application (512-053 - 2016 Printing)


Page updated on: December 17, 2016



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