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

Camp Grimes (map)
 DESCRIPTION: This 16-hour course is designed for those who want to expand their knowledge of Leave No Trace practices and teaching skills, particularly as related to teaching Leave No Trace Awareness courses.  This course will cover the seven Leave No Trace principles and discuss wildland ethics, as well as give the participants the tools and techniques for disseminating low-impact skills to recreationists and the scouting community.  Upon successful completion of the course, you...