Early Bird vs. Final BOAs
Cadets may earn trips, hunts, and other rewards for starting their conservation advocacy shortly after camp by submitting an optional Early Bird BOA in the fall. Unlike Final BOAs, Early Bird BOAs are evaluated based on having a certain number of completed activities, not the total point value of the activities. Each Early Bird BOA is reviewed by a committee returned with suggestions for improvement. Deadlines for these submissions vary by camp, as do the required number of activities.
Final BOAs are submitted/postmarked by March 15th of each year, along with an Assistant Leader/College Scholarship application. Final BOAs are evaluated based on the quality of the activities recorded and the overall aesthetic/organization of the BOA. A cadet may still submit a Final BOA even if they did not submit an optional Early Bird BOA the previous fall.
BOA Submission & Deadlines
Early Bird BOAs are due either October 1st or November 1st, depending on the camp the BOA is being submitted for.
- June Camps (RPBB, STBUB, STBOB): October 1st
- July Camps (NTBB, COAST, BASS*, RANCH): November 1st
All camps require a minimum of 10 activities to qualify for the Early Bird Prize/Trip (except BASS*; only the Top 10 submissions with the most activities are chosen).
Final Books of Accomplishments for ALL CAMPS are due to the Texas Brigades Office by March 15th. BOAs may be submitted electronically or by mail.
Electronic Submissions: BOA documents should be attached in .pdf format to an email and sent to email@example.com NO LATER than March 15th at 11:59 pm. All submissions received after that date/time will be considered late and may not be considered for Assistant Leader positions or College Scholarships.
Mail-In Submissions: Hard-copy BOAs must be postmarked by the deadline and sent to:
3660 Thousand Oaks Dr., Suite 126
San Antonio, TX 78247