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

Belk Scout Camp (map)
This 16 hour course will introduce the participant to skills necessary to handle basic first aid emergencies in a wilderness setting. The course combines lecture with hands-on application of material covered in class. Successful completion of this course certifies the student in WFA for a period of two years and meets the requirements for Philmont and other high adventure camps. Some of the topics covered include: What is wilderness first aid? Patient assessment. Airway management. He...