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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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* VenturingFest Staff Needed
VenturingFest LogoWe are seeking Venturers and Venturing Advisors with BSA Outdoor Ethics training to staff our Outdoor Ethics Exhibit.
If you are interested in this great opportunity to serve please contact Scott Anderson.
Space is very limited and priority will be given to our youth volunteers.
(VenturingFest Staff info)
* 2018 National OE Conference
Save the Date! - The 2018 BSA National Outdoor Ethics Conference is October 18-21, 2018
This is a great opportunity to meet with other scouters committed to outdoor ethics!
Location: Naish Scout Reservation just west of Kansas City, KS
Pre-Conference workshops Oct 16-18
* Annual OE Reporting
Council Outdoor Ethics Advocates
Please submit your survey even if you missed the January deadline for our annual report to the Center.
More Info & Reporting Form Link
* Leave No Trace For Every Kid Program at Scout Camps
Thanks to the Councils who signed up for the pilot program!
(more info)
OE Guide Handbook* OE Guide Handbook
The new Outdoor Ethics Guide Handbook was released on Sept 12th!
It is available online as webpages or pdf.
The Handbook also includes a section for the Outdoor Ethics Guide Advisor.
A big thanks to the volunteer committee Chandra Clark, Heidi Groven, Sandra Smith, Meredith Blackwood, and Dale Long, and to the team at national for getting this done!
* Leave No Trace Master Educator Courses
We have a great lineup of Master Educator courses for 2018. See our ME Courses page for the list.
* Course Flyers and Websites
Let's get it right! Make sure your training promotion materials are up-to-date.
See our Logos page for easy-to-copy BSA Outdoor Ethics, Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly! logo graphics in a variety of sizes.
See our Training Promotion Guidelines page for the most common issues and how to avoid them.

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.

* Training Cards Updated
Please use the updated cards (new Leave No Trace Center logo) for Leave No Trace 101 and Leave No Trace Trainer.
Available as fillable pdf, blank, and as MSWord mail-merge.
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