The Great American Can Roundup Scout Challenge runs from January 15 to April 30. Winners of the Scout Unit Challenge and Scout Council Challenge will be notified on World Environment Day, June 5. Names of winning units and councils will be posted on this website.
Recycling one soda can saves enough energy to power a TV for three hours.
Individual Scout Awards
Recognize the biggest recyclers in your unit with these individual awards. Scouts can earn one reward at each level per year. (Leaders: complete the Reward Form to request your Scouts’ prizes.)
|Scouts Who Recycle This Much||Earn This Prize|
|35 pounds||35 Pound Club Great American Can Roundup Patch|
|125 pounds||Al the Can stuffed toy|
|200 pounds||Al the Can T-shirt|
|300 pounds||Al the Can baseball cap|
|400 pounds||CannedWater4Kids.org aluminum water bottle|
Scouting Unit and Council Cash Awards
The top six per capita recycling units and the top two recycling councils based on pounds of aluminum cans recycled receive cash awards. The unit and council emerging as our national champions also receive a plaque and bragging rights for the year.
Unit Challenge Prizes
|Champion $500||Reserve Champion $300||3rd Place $200|
|4th Place $150||5th Place $100||6th Place $100|
Council Challenge Prizes
|Champion $500||Reserve $300|
Determination of Prize Winners
- Scout unit winners are determined by the poundage of aluminum cans recycled per capita (number of registered scouts in the unit/council), based on submitted Recycling Log and/or receipts.
- A unit’s registration in the Scout Challenge automatically enrolls the unit’s council in the Council Challenge, and poundage counts toward both contests.
- Councils should also submit receipts and/or verification forms for any aluminum can recycling initiatives carried out separately from the units.
- The top two recycling scout councils will be determined by the number of verified pounds of aluminum cans recycled.