Earning the National Medal for Outdoor Achievement

Local Scout Earns the rare National Medal for Outdoor Achievement

Collin Maddock of Troop 446 chartered by Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Scottsdale, has distinguished himself as one of the most proficient outdoorsmen in Grand Canyon Council. Collin, a Senior at Notre Dame Preparatory High School recently received the rare National Medal for Outdoor Achievement.

The National Medal for Outdoor Achievement is the highest recognition that a Scout, Sea Scout, or Venturer can earn for exemplary achievement, experience, and skill in multiple areas of outdoor endeavor. To earn this medal, the scout demonstrates proficiency in a wide array of skills and participates in a broad range of outdoor activities. The award is achieved by earning National Outdoor Badges and further expanding skills and knowledge through training, leadership, and merit badges.

Collin was born in November of 2002, as a US citizen abroad, in Bangkok, Thailand. He has resided in Thailand, Washington, California, Virginia, and Arizona and is a third-generation Scout with two Eagle Scout brothers. He earned his Arrow of Light and joined Troop 446 in 2014; earning 43 merit badges, served as Senior Patrol Leader, and is a member of the Order of the Arrow. In February Collin earned the Eagle Scout Rank with two Bronze, a Gold, and a Silver Palm. He completed the National Youth Leadership Training program and attended Summer Camp at Lake Pleasant Nature and Aquatics Camp, as well as Camp Geronimo, Raymond, Circle-X and Emerald Bay.

Collin’s Scouting special awards and recognition include:

  • BSA World Conservation Award
  • BSA Mile Swim
  • BSA Lifeguard
  • National Outdoor Badge for Camping with 8 endorsements (232 nights Camping under the auspices of BSA)
  • National Outdoor Badge for Aquatics with 10 endorsements (323 hours of Aquatics activities under the auspices of BSA)
  • National Outdoor Badge for Hiking with 3 endorsements (262 miles Hiked under the auspices of BSA)
  • National Outdoor Badge for Riding with 5 endorsements (720 miles Riding under the auspices of BSA)
  • Wilderness First Aid certified
  • Leave No Trace Trainer certified
  • Recipient of the National Medal for Outdoor Adventure

Collin will attend college to pursue his interests in business administration starting in the fall of 2021. 

For more information about the National Outdoor Award, please visit https://www.scouting.org/programs/scouts-bsa/advancement-and-awards/noa/ 

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