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Outdoor Ethics 

Outdoor ethics is deeply ingrained in the BSA program. No place is this more important than in the outdoors. Scouting and Venturing have a long, proud tradition of conservation service to the nation. 

 


 

 

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Outdoor Ethics Resources

This section of the website includes numerous resources for individuals interested in outdoor ethics issues.

BSA Resources

Teaching Leave No Trace Generally 

The best all-around reference for teaching Leave No Trace in Scouting is Teaching Leave No Trace and the discussions in Chapter 7 of the Boy Scout HandbookExternal Link and Chapters 7-10 of the Fieldbook.

Teaching Leave No TraceExternal Link

Boy Scout Handbook  website

Fieldbook  website

Resources for Trainers

BSA Leave No Trace 101 Course Guide  
Awareness Card Competency Test Guide 
History of Leave No Trace PowerPoint 
The Need for Leave No Trace PowerPoint 
Wildlife Impacts PowerPoint 

 

Resources for Master Educators

BSA Trainer Course Manual  (pdf)
Request for Authorization to Conduct BSA Trainer Course  (pdf)
Leave No Trace Educational Model 
The Science Behind Leave No Trace PowerPoint  
History of Leave No Trace PowerPoint 
The Need for Leave No Trace PowerPoint 
Wildlife Impacts PowerPoint 

 

Resources for Instructors of Master Educator Courses 

BSA Trainer Course Manual  (pdf)
BSA Supplement to the Master Educator Handbook  (pdf)
Center forms

 

Resources for Council Outdoor Ethics Advocates

Council outdoor ethics advocate position description 
Request for Authorization to Conduct BSA Trainer Course  (pdf)
Request for Authorization to Conduct BSA Master Educator Course  (pdf)
Advocate Annual Report form

Partner Resources

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics 

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is the body charged with advancing the Leave No Trace program. The Center's website has many resources. Some of the most important for the Scouting and Venturing programs are highlighted below:

Center website  
Center information  and training resources 

 

Tread Lightly! 
Tread Lightly! is a nonprofit organization with a mission to promote responsible outdoor recreation. Click here for more information.

This section of the website includes numerous resources for individuals interested in outdoor ethics issues.

BSA Resources

Teaching Leave No Trace Generally 
The best all-around reference for teaching Leave No Trace in Scouting is Teaching Leave No Trace and the discussions in Chapter 7 of the Boy Scout Handbook and Chapters 7-10 of the Fieldbook.

Teaching Leave No TraceExternal Link

Boy Scout Handbook  website

Fieldbook  website

 

Resources for Trainers

BSA Leave No Trace 101 Course Guide  
Awareness Card Competency Test Guide 
History of Leave No Trace PowerPoint 
The Need for Leave No Trace PowerPoint 
Wildlife Impacts PowerPoint 

Resources for Master Educators

BSA Trainer Course Manual  (pdf)
Request for Authorization to Conduct BSA Trainer Course  (pdf)
Leave No Trace Educational Model 
The Science Behind Leave No Trace PowerPoint  
History of Leave No Trace PowerPoint 
The Need for Leave No Trace PowerPoint 
Wildlife Impacts PowerPoint 

 

Resources for Instructors of Master Educator Courses 

BSA Trainer Course Manual  (pdf)
BSA Supplement to the Master Educator Handbook  (pdf)
Center forms

 

Resources for Council Outdoor Ethics Advocates

Council outdoor ethics advocate position description 
Request for Authorization to Conduct BSA Trainer Course  (pdf)
Request for Authorization to Conduct BSA Master Educator Course  (pdf)
Advocate Annual Report form

 

Partner Resources

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics 
The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is the body charged with advancing the Leave No Trace program. The Center's website has many resources. Some of the most important for the Scouting and Venturing programs are highlighted below:

Center website  
Center information  and training resources 

 

Tread Lightly! 
Tread Lightly! is a nonprofit organization with a mission to promote responsible outdoor recreation. Click here for more information.

This section of the website includes numerous resources for individuals interested in outdoor ethics issues.

BSA Resources

Teaching Leave No Trace Generally 
The best all-around reference for teaching Leave No Trace in Scouting is Teaching Leave No Trace and the discussions in Chapter 7 of the Boy Scout Handbook and Chapters 7-10 of the Fieldbook.

Teaching Leave No TraceExternal Link

Boy Scout Handbook  website

Fieldbook  website

 

Resources for Trainers

BSA Leave No Trace 101 Course Guide  
Awareness Card Competency Test Guide 
History of Leave No Trace PowerPoint 
The Need for Leave No Trace PowerPoint 
Wildlife Impacts PowerPoint 

Resources for Master Educators

BSA Trainer Course Manual  (pdf)
Request for Authorization to Conduct BSA Trainer Course  (pdf)
Leave No Trace Educational Model 
The Science Behind Leave No Trace PowerPoint  
History of Leave No Trace PowerPoint 
The Need for Leave No Trace PowerPoint 
Wildlife Impacts PowerPoint 

 

Resources for Instructors of Master Educator Courses 

BSA Trainer Course Manual  (pdf)
BSA Supplement to the Master Educator Handbook  (pdf)
Center forms

 

Resources for Council Outdoor Ethics Advocates

Council outdoor ethics advocate position description 
Request for Authorization to Conduct BSA Trainer Course  (pdf)
Request for Authorization to Conduct BSA Master Educator Course  (pdf)
Advocate Annual Report form

 

Partner Resources

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics 
The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is the body charged with advancing the Leave No Trace program. The Center's website has many resources. Some of the most important for the Scouting and Venturing programs are highlighted below:

Center website  
Center information  and training resources 

 

Tread Lightly! 
Tread Lightly! is a nonprofit organization with a mission to promote responsible outdoor recreation. Click here for more information.

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