Since 1910, conservation has been an integral part of the program of the Boy Scouts of America. The BSA has been a positive force in conservation and environmental efforts. Scouts have rendered distinguished public service by helping to conserve wildlife, energy, forests, soil, and water. Past generations of Scouts have been widely recognized for undertaking conservation Good Turn action projects in their local communities.
The Conservation Good Turn is an opportunity for Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Varsity Scout teams, and Venturing crews to join with conservation or environmental organizations (federal, state, local, or private) to carry out a conservation Good Turn in their home communities.
The Scouting unit contacts a conservation agency and offers to carry out a Good Turn project.
The agency identifies a worthwhile and needed project that the unit can accomplish.
Working together in the local community, the unit and the agency plan the details and establish the date, time, and location for carrying out the project.