Conservation in Northeastern Colorado / Western Nebraska / Southeastern Wyoming
Instilling values in young people and preparing them to make ethical choices throughout their lifetime is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America.
As an American, I will do my best to
Be clean in my outdoor manners
Be careful with fire
Be considerate in the outdoors, and
BSA Outdoor Code
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.
The Longs Peak Council has a rich tradition of stewardship and awareness of our wonderful outdoor resources. We encourage this tradition with a Conservation program that includes Awards, Grants, Projects, Resources, Scholarships, and Training. Use the Conservation menu to learn all about our program. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Karl Brown, our Conservation Committee Chairman.
CONSERVATION LISTENING SESSION – SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 11 AM – 1 PM, CHEYENNE
The Conservation Committee is holding an informational and listening session at the St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Cheyenne. For for information check out this flyer:
2017 Forestry Day at Camp Nicol, BDSR
Webelos and Boy Scouts can spend a day at camp learning all about our forest. Boy Scouts can earn the Forestry Merit Badge and Webelos can earn the “Into the Woods” elective.
Click this link for more information: Forestry Day Flyer
To register send an email to CampRegistration@longspeakbsa.org with the Scouts Name and troop #. The fee is $4 that is paid at the door – bring a sack lunch.
For Further Reading
The Boy Scout Handbook
12th Edition #34554
BSA’s first GREEN Scout Handbook!
Check out chapter #7 for Leave No Trace Details
4th Edition #33104
Section #2 is about “Leaving No Trace”
Chapter #34 is entitled “Being Good Stewards of Our Resources
The Conservation Handbook
This great resource is now out of print.
If you can get your hands on a copy it is very helpful to Scouts planning conservation projects.