Instilling values in young people and
preparing them to make ethical choices
throughout their lifetime is the mission of the
Boy Scouts of America.
The BSA's Outdoor Ethic is summarized in the Outdoor Code.
Scouting has adopted the Principles of Leave No Trace to build upon the ethic in the Outdoor Code and to provide more specific outdoor use guidelines and skills.
Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace IS NOT a set of rules or regulations.
Leave No Trace IS
an ethic, an attitude and a set of flexible guiding principles
respecting and caring for wildlands, wildlife, protecting our natural resources and protecting our future recreation opportunities
being considerate of other outdoor users
being prepared and learning minimum impact camping skills
making good decisions whenever we are enjoying outdoor activities
Every outing should be planned and conducted with Leave No Trace in mind!
Leave No Trace has been a program emphasis of the Longs Peak Council since 1994. Along with National BSA, the Longs Peak Council is one of the few Boy Scout councils in the nation who are official Partners of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.
New BSA Outdoor Ethics Awards
The new Awareness, Action and Service Outdoor Ethics Awareds were first announced at the 2012 BSA Outdoor Ethics Conference. March 22, 2013 - The requirements for the Awareness and Action awards are now available on the BSA website.