Sustainability Awards Luncheon – Wednesday August 13th

MB Sustainability


 It’s more than a badge.

 It’s a way of business. It’s a way of life.


The Buffalo Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America proudly announces the First Annual Sustainability Awards Luncheon.

All too often the petroleum industry is cast in a negative light, when in fact many companies take consistent and meaningful steps toward the responsible use of shared resources. This special event will highlight the efforts and achievements of Whiting Petroleum for their innovative CO2 project in the North Ward Estes fields (for a video tour, click here: It will also recognize an outstanding young Scout who is making strides toward educating our world and impacting the way we utilize our natural resources by presenting him with a university scholarship.

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Investing in new technology, exploration, extraction, and processing is necessary to stay competitive in the energy industry. But investing in our future requires a broader perspective. Participation in the Sustainability Awards Luncheon provides an excellent opportunity to network with leaders in cutting edge practices of resource management. But it also creates incentive and enthusiasm for coming generations to rise to the challenges of growing demands and higher standards of living throughout our world.

The Boy Scouts of America has long lead the charge in environmental education and responsible use of our natural resources. The Forestry merit badge was introduced in 1911, Soil and Water Conservation in 1952, Geology in 1953, Environmental Science in 1972, Energy in 1976, and most recently the Sustainability merit badge in July of 2013. Through these and many other programs, Scouting continues to provide our youth with the tools they need to make wise and ethical decisions for the energy of the future.

Already, industry leaders such as Pioneer Resources, Whiting Petroleum, Apache, Key Energy, PBE Magazine, and others have committed to the event which will take place on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 at MCM Fun Dome, Odessa. We’d like to invite you to plan on supporting the event as you look forward to the coming year. Click on these links for further information:

2014 Brochure

Sustainability Sponsorships

2014 Commitment Card

To nominate a company as an honoree, download and turn in the nomination form no later than Monday, June 2nd at 5:00pm. Click HERE to download the form and instructions.


All youth currently registered in Scouting, age 14-20, who have completed or are in process of completing a project related to sustainability, ecology and/or environmental stewardship (including education and community service related events), are encouraged to apply for a university scholarship which will be presented at the Sustainability Awards Luncheon. Deadline for application is 5:00pm Thursday, June 5th to the council service center, Midland. Guidelines for application and criteria for consideration are forthcoming and will be available for download here. For further information please contact Aaron Bedell at (432) 570-7601. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


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