EPA Award
50th Anniversary Environmental Protection Agency Award

Program Term – January 1 to December 31, 2021

The Environmental Protection Agency, as part of a public awareness campaign to celebrate its first 50 years, has partnered with the Boy Scouts of America to create an award for members of troops, crews and ships. This new award will recognize youth who research and learn about the subjects of human health and the environment, as the EPA develops its vision for the next 50 years.

The objective of the EPA award is to combine a variety of disciplines to challenge and educate youth; introduce them to the breadth of the EPA’s involvement in environmental protection and conservation; and encourage them to research, investigate, experiment, demonstrate, survey, and study air pollution, water pollution, solid and hazardous waste, and ocean dumping.

To earn this award, a Scout, eligible Venturer, or eligible Sea Scout must do the following:

Complete or already have completed* one merit badge from each category:

  1. Animal Study
    1. Animal Science
    2. Bird Study
    3. Insect Study
    4. Mammal Study
    5. Reptile and Amphibian Study
  2. Outdoor Activity
    1. Backpacking
    2. Camping
    3. Canoeing
    4. Climbing
    5. Fishing
    6. Fly-Fishing
    7. Gardening
    8. Hiking
    9. Kayaking
    10. Scuba Diving
    11. Whitewater
    12. Wilderness Survival
  3. Earth Science (circle badge completed)
    1. Energy
    2. Forestry
    3. Geology
    4. Nature
    5. Oceanography
    6. Plant Science
    7. Soil and Water Conservation
    8. Weather
  4. Earn the Public Health merit badge.
  5. During the 2021 calendar year, participate in an environmental/ public health community service project as part of an approved Scouting program totaling at least 6 hours.

* Merit badges may be earned retroactively.

When all of the requirements have been completed, complete and submit the application (BIN# 512-098).
This is a restricted item available only in your local council trading post or Scout Shop.
Return the signed application to the Scout Shop to receive the patch.
All of the requirements must be completed by Dec. 31, 2021.

Source: Application for 50th Anniversary Environmental Protection Agency Award

Page updated on: January 17, 2022

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