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Outdoor Ethics - Boy Scouts of America

The BSA's Outdoor Ethics Task Force provides this website as a resource to everyone who is teaching, learning and promoting Outdoor Ethics in Scouting.

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* Annual OE Reporting
Council Outdoor Ethics Advocates --- Please submit your 2016 Progress Report
Even if your council doesn't have an active Outdoor Ethics Advocate, please have someone fill out the survey.
This data, tracking our progress getting the OE message out to scouting, is very useful to the OE Task Force and our partners.
More Info & Reporting Form Link

Council & Area OE Advocates

We especially need YOUR help keeping our contact database up-to-date.
For a detailed listing of the OE Contacts in YOUR council / area, enter your email address:

If your email address is in our database as COEA or AOEA, an email message will be sent with the link to your contacts list.

* Council Outdoor Ethics Advocate Training
Applying Outdoor Ethics in Your Unit, District and Council
Sept 17-23 (week 11) at Philmont Training Center
 
Outdoor Ethics Advocate Workshop
June 18-24 at the Summit
 
* 2016 National OE Conference Conference Logo
We had a great conference.
Thanks to Torsten Bangerter, our photographer!
(see pictures here)
Thanks to everyone who helped organize and teach, and to everyone who participated!
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* Leave No Trace Master Educator Courses
We already have some 2017 courses listed, and will add more to our ME Course page as they are approved.
 
* Hosting a Leave No Trace Master Educator Course?
NEW - We have updated our ME course application process:
   ME Course Application Process
Please use the new process, the new Request for Authorization form, and the listed email address for submitting the application!
 
OE Logo Jacket* BSA OE Apparel
See our NEW National Webstore for official BSA Outdoor Ethics shirts, jackets, hats and backpack!
 
* New IOLS Syllabus
The 2016 IOLS Instructor Syllabus has been posted on the BSA website.
Each Skill instruction segment has an Outdoor Ethics Tips sidebar listing the relevant parts of the Outdoor Code, Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly!
Thanks to our OE experts who provided guidance during the development of this new training guide.
 
* Cub Scout Awards Retired
The BSA has announced that the Cub Scout Oudoor Ethics Awareness and Action Awards have been retired.
More Information
 
* Outdoor Ethics Orientation
See our Resources page for the class Lesson Plan / Instructor Guide and Recognition cards.
 
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Upcoming Events

BSA LNT Master Educator - IL
April 20-23, May 4-7
BSA LNT ME - VA
May 5-7, May 18-21
BSA LNT Master Educator - NY
May 12-14, May 26-29

BSA LNT Trainer - VA
March 31 - April 2
BSA LNT Trainer - CA
May 2, May 5-6


* Add your OE Training Course

Council Outdoor Ethics Advocates are encouraged to submit their council's OE training courses for listing on our training calendars.
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