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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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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!
* 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
* 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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* Leave No Trace Master Educator Courses
There are still some great opportunities to attend a Master Educator course in 2017. See our ME Course page for the list.
It's Time - Get your applications in to host a 2018 ME course.
* 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 Mistakes to Avoid 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.

Upcoming Events (more events)

BSA Leave No Trace ME - MD
October 20-22, November 10-13
BSA Leave No Trace ME - CA
October 27-29, November 9-12

* 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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