Boy Scout Conservation Stewardship Requirements

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has shared a long history of conservation stewardship with scouting organizations. Scouts have participated and completed a number of service projects or eagle projects on lands managed by the department. In honor of this commitment to conservation stewardship, and in recognition of the service provided, the DNR - in partnership with the Michigan Boy Scout and Girl Scout Councils - has initiated a Conservation Stewardship Award that scouts can earn.

Depending on the scouting level and program, both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts can earn earning awards, badges, pins, try-its, etc. while helping conserve Michigan's natural resources by participating in stewardship activities on state lands. The scouting levels and requirements to earn a stewardship patch or medal and pins are listed below.

Good luck and thank you for your continued efforts.

Boy Scouts Requirements

Stewardship Medal:

  1. Earn the Boy Scout World Conservation Award (if not already earned)
  2. Earn the Nature or Energy merit badge
  3. Perform at least four hours of service sponsored by the Michigan DNR

Wildlife Pin:

  1. Earn one of the following merit badges:
    1. Fish and Wildlife Management
    2. Mammal Study
    3. Bird Study
  2. Perform an additional four hours of service sponsored by the Michigan DNR

Fish Pin:

  1. Earn one of the following merit badges:
    1. Fishing
    2. Fly-Fishing
  2. Perform an additional four hours of service sponsored by the Michigan DNR

Parks Pin:

  1. Earn one of the following merit badges:
    1. Soil and Water Conservation
    2. Plant Science - With option 3: Field Botany
  2. Perform an additional four hours of service sponsored by the Michigan DNR Recreation Division

Forest Pin:

  1. Earn the following merit badge:
    1. Forestry
  2. Perform an additional four hours of service sponsored by the Michigan DNR

Webelos Requirements

Stewardship Patch:

  1. Earn the Cub Scout World Conservation Award (if not already earned)
  2. Earn either the "Into the Wild" or "Into the Woods" Adventure Pin
  3. Perform at least two hours of volunteer service sponsored by the Michigan DNR

Cub Scout Requirements

Stewardship Patch:

  1. Earn the Cub Scout World Conservation Award
  2. Tiger – Earn the "Backyard Jungle" Adventure Loop
    Wolf – Earn the "Grow Something" Adventure Loop (when selecting seeds to grow, select a wildflower that grows in your area). Also learn about butterfly gardens.
    Bear – Earn either the "Fur, Feathers, and Ferns" or "A Bear goes Fishing" Adventure Loop
  3. Perform at least two hours of volunteer service sponsored by the Michigan DNR

Venturers Requirements

Stewardship Medal:

  1. Earn the Venturing World Conservation Award
  2. Perform six hours of volunteer service sponsored by the Michigan DNR

The following pins can be earned after earning the medal. Service performed must be for the divisions represented by the appropriate pin.

  • Wildlife Pin:
    Perform an additional six hours of service sponsored by the Michigan DNR
     
  • Fish Pin:
    Perform an additional six hours of service sponsored by the Michigan DNR
     
  • Parks Pin:
    Perform an additional six hours of service sponsored by the Michigan DNR
     
  • Forest Pin:
    Perform an additional six hours of service sponsored by the Michigan DNR

For more information visit www.michigan.gov/dnrscouting or contact: Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Marketing, Education and Technology Division.</p?