Christmas Conservation Corps

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Sponsoring Council

Orange County

Award Dimensions

4½“ Diameter

Summary

Participate in a “substantial” trail building or conservation project over Christmas Break (or in the month of December), of at least 6 hours work. The definition of ‘substantial” is left to the judgment of the unit leadership, but should be something more than trash pick-up.

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Detailed Requirements

CHRISTMAS CONSERVATION CORPS

This award was developed and sponsored by Troop 1210 (Foothills Church) Rancho Santa Margarita, California. This award may be earned by Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts Sea Scouts and/or Venturers, as well as adult leaders. This award honors Dennis Crockett, MD, FACS, FAAP, who for over twenty years has encouraged Scouts to participate in a trail building or conservation project over Christmas Break.


The Civilian Conservation Corps, also known as the CCC, was established in 1933 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Congress, and put many young men to work doing worthwhile projects across the nation. The CCC restored more than 3,900 historic structures, developed in excess of 800 state parks and worked on countless projects in the national parks. The CC built over 28,000 miles of trails, more than 38,500 vehicle bridges, at least 3,116 lookout towers as well as many lodges and museums. The CCC was disbanded after the start of World War II.

The center of the patch depicts the actual red, green and gold shoulder patch worn by the surveyors of the CCC.


Requirements:

1. Participate in a “substantial” trail building or conservation project over Christmas Break (or in the month of December), of at least 6 hours work. The definition of ‘substantial” is left to the judgment of the unit leadership, but should be something more than trash pick-up.