Outdoor Ethics

The Boy Scouts of America has adopted the principles of Outdoor Ethics, which are easy to learn and apply. Every outing and activity should be conducted with Outdoor Ethics in mind. As young people mature, we will enjoy an increasingly beautiful environment because of the impact of their training in Outdoor Ethics.

As members of the Boy Scouts of America, we should be good stewards of our environment through knowledgeable use of resources.   

Outdoor Ethics is the umbrella term for how Scouts relate to the outdoors.
The Outdoor Code 

As an American, I will do my best to—
Be clean in my outdoor manners.
Be careful with fire.
Be considerate in the outdoors.
Be conservation-minded.

Trainings

Outdoor Ethics training in Scouting consists primarily of the two below trainings, which the Council offers to the public year-round.

Tread Lightly!®

This training is available to all adult leaders that are interested in maintaining Outdoor Ethics guidelines on motorized trips.

Leave No Trace™

This training is available to all adult leaders that are interested in maintaining Outdoor Ethics guidelines on non-motorized trips and campouts.