Scouts BSA World Conservation Award Patch

Scouts BSA World Conservation Award

Requirements were REVISED effective January 1, 2020.

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, Scout, Sea 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 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 Scouts BSA 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 Scouts BSA uniform shirt as a temporary patch.

NOTE: The requirement for participation in a conservation project was inadvertently omitted in the 2019 edition of  Scouts BSA Requirements.  That requirement was restored to the text in the 2020 edition.

Source: Scouts BSA World Conservation Award Application (512-053 - 2016 Printing)

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