World Conservation Award For Boy Scouts
Scoutmaster Bucky - Boy Scout World Conservation AwardThe World Conservation Award provides an opportunity for individual Wolf Scouts, Bear Scouts, Webelos Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Sea Scouts, and Venturers to “think globally” and “act locally” to conserve 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 and our world environment are interdependent.

Requirements for this award must be completed in addition to any similar requirements completed for rank.

The World Conservation Award patch is worn centered on the right pocket of the Boy Scout uniform shirt as a temporary patch. Remember, only one temporary patch or emblem may be worn at a time.
Boy Scout World Conservation Award Application:    click here
World Conservation Award REQUIremeNTS
for Boy Scouts
source: Boy Scout Requirements: 2018 Edition

1. Boy Scouts can earn this award by earning the following merit badges:

- Environmental Science OR Sustainability merit badge

- Soil and Water Conservation OR Fish and Wildlife Management merit badge

- Citizenship in the World merit badge


2. 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.

This last requirement is not shown in the Boy Scout Requirements 2018 Edition, however it is still required for this award and appears on the 2016 Boy Scout World COnservation Application form.  No official notification of this requirement being dropped can be found and the 2016 printing of the application form is the latest for this award. It appears to be an omission from the requirements printing.


this page last reviewed / updated: November 2018