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
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
New BSA Outdoor Ethics Awards
The new Outdoor Ethics Awareness, Action and Service Awards were first announced at the October, 2012 BSA Outdoor Ethics Conference.
brochures and requirements for the Awareness and Action awards are now available on the BSA website.
For Responsible Scouting Outings -- Get Trained in Leave No Trace! Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly!
Scouting has adopted the Principles of
Leave No Trace ** and to build upon the ethic in the Outdoor Code and to provide more specific outdoor use guidelines and skills.
Princples of Leave No Trace **
Plan Ahead and Prepare
Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Dispose of Waste Properly
Leave What You Find
Minimize Campfire Impacts
Be Considerate of Other Visitors
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 and 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. The Longs Peak Council is an official Partner of the
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
Outdoor Ethics Resources
Leave No Trace Trainer - Troop Junior Leadership Position
Leave No Trace Trainer
is a junior leadership position in the troop which qualifies for the leadership requirements of the Star, Life and Eagle ranks.
Leave No Trace Trainers
Are you looking for someone to:
Teach Leave No Trace Principles to your pack, troop, crew.
Lead a Leave No Trace activity at your district camporee or day camp.
Teach a 3-4 hour Leave No Trace 101 Course at your Merit Badge University.
Promote Leave No Trace at your Scout Show.
. . .
Leave No Trace Trainers
page for the contacts in your area.
LPC LNT Trainers - Google Group
A forum for anyone teaching and promoting Leave No Trace in the Longs Peak Council, especially LNT Trainers, district conservation chairs and leader trainers.
To join the Group, you will need a Google account. Then sign in and "Apply for Membership" at:
New Outdoor Ethics Awards - Now Available!
The OE Awareness Award patches are available in our
Council Scout Shops
, and the OE Action Award name badges can be ordered.
Older Leave No Trace Awards - Still Available
The member-driven Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics teaches people how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. This copyrighted information has been
reprinted with permission from the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics: