Hornaday Projects do not necessarily have to be big, but they should not simply be picking up trash on the side of the road or a one-time tree planting. A Hornaday Project should involve learning and lasting results. Packs are strongly encouraged to work with conservation organizations, community groups, and public officials to research, plan, and implement a substantial service to their local environment.
When filling out the application for this award, the project description form should indicate the category of the project - soil and water conservation, fish and wildlife management, forestry and range management, energy conservation, air and water pollution control, resource recovery, or hazardous material disposal and management; the specific title of the project; and a detailed description of what was done, who did it, when it was done, and how it was done. Be sure to include any other pertinent information.