Leave No Trace
Outdoor Ethics

Scouting and Venturing are all about personal responsibility, leadership, and making good choices. No place is this more important than in the outdoors. Scouting and Venturing have a long, proud tradition of conservation service to the Nation. How do we preserve that tradition? By heeding the challenge in 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


In addition to the powerful guide set by the Outdoor Code, Scouting and Venturing have adopted the Principles of Leave No Trace to build upon the ethic in the Outdoor Code and to provide more specific guidelines and skills when acting in the outdoors. Through the Outdoor Code and the Principles of Leave No Trace, we can take responsibility for our own impacts, provide leadership to those around us to reduce their impacts by making good choices, and together help preserve and conserve our rich environmental heritage.

For more information visit the Council Leave No Trace web page

Upcoming Trainings

CPCC Levine Campus (map)
On January 10, 2015, at 8:30 am, Catawba Lodge, Order of the Arrow will offer Cold Weather Camping training at CPCC’s Levine Campus. During this training Scouts, regardless of age and whether or not they are in the Order of the Arrow, can learn skills that will help them camp during cold weather. Classes being taught include Clothing, First Aid, Cooking, Shelter, Leave No Trace, and Sleeping and are being taught by some of the best Arrowmen the lodge has to offer. There is no pre-regis...