Congratulations to our brother Thomas Colton for receiving the William T. Hornaday Award from the Boy Scouts of America. The William T. Hornaday Award is presented by the BSA for service in conservation and ecology and has
been referred to as “an Olympic Medal bestowed by the Earth”.
The award was created in 1914 by Dr. William T. Hornaday, director of the New York Zoological Park and founder of the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. It was created to encourage learning about natural resource conservation and the environment, teach sound stewardship of the natural resources and the environment, and recognize those who are outstanding in this field.
The award is rare. Only around 1,100 Hornaday awards have been given in the past 100 years. It takes a substantial commitment of time and energy to earn the award. Congratulations to Thomas for receiving this award and to his commitment to outdoor ethics.