The Camp Fire Conservation Fund has had a long and supportive relationship with the Boy Scouts of America.
The Camp Fire Club of America was founded in 1897 by a group of men who loved the outdoors. They included hunters, target shooters, anglers, explorers, authors, artists, photographers, and most most importantly conservationists. Naturalist William T. Hornaday organized the club. Daniel Carter Beard and Ernest Thompson Seton, the co-founders of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), were two of the original thirty-four charter members of Camp Fire.
Hornaday Silver Medal Winner Scholarship Opportunities for Higher Education
To honor select recipients of the William T. Hornaday Silver Medal award, the Camp Fire Conservation Fund offers an annual William T. Hornaday Silver Medal Scholarship. One scholarship recipient is chosen by Camp Fire from the Silver Medal winners each year. Consideration for this scholarship is automatic upon being awarded the Hornaday Silver Medal. Recent recipients include:
- 2020 – Francis Micah Holston (Griffin, GA)
- 2019 – Peter Livengood (Dunbar, PA)
- 2018 – Trevor D. Burke (Dallas, TX)
- 2017 – James Raubenheimer (West Chester, PA)
- 2016 – Bennet L. David (Asheville, NC)
- 2015 – Porter Z. Bradford (Blanding, UT)