Order of the Arrow Receives William T. Hornaday Gold Certificate
ArrowCorps5 project was prominently featured in the Boy Scouts of
America's 2008 Annual Report distributed at the annual Boy Scouts of America meeting
in May. The Order of the Arrow was recognized by the BSA during the meeting
with the prestigious William T. Hornaday Gold Certificate. The William T.
Hornaday Gold Certificate is granted to organizations or individuals by the
National Council of the Boy Scouts of America for
demonstrated leadership and commitment to environmental and conservation
education of youth on a regional, national, or international level over
a minimum period of three years.
Boy Scouts of America's 2008 Annual Report
The Boy Scouts of America's theme for 2008 was the Year of the Volunteer.
Through the efforts and teamwork of Arrowmen literally from around the world,
Scouting showcased last summer what youth and adult volunteers focused on a
common objective can accomplish in just a few short weeks. ArrowCorps5 served to
highlight and reinforce Scouting's commitment to service. Its success
demonstrated something much more - that Scouting's volunteers are looking for
and will positively respond to meaningful opportunities to serve others.
The ArrowCorps5 project was the largest service project undertaken by the Boy
Scouts of America since World War II and the largest single volunteer service
project ever received by the United States Forest Service in its rich 103 year
history. Working in close partnership with the Forest Service, youth and adult
members of the Order of the Arrow provided more than 280,000 man-hours of
service to our nation’s forests, worth approximately $5.6 million.