BSA Outdoor Ethics Resources

This section of the website includes numerous resources for individuals interested in outdoor ethics issues.

Teaching Leave No Trace Generally
            The best all around reference for teaching Leave No Trace in Scouting is Teaching Leave No Trace and the discussions in Chapter 7 of the Boy Scout Handbook and Chapters 7-10 of the Fieldbook.

Teaching Leave No Trace

Boy Scout Handbook website

Fieldbook website

BSA Recommended Practices

Leave No Trace Group Use Brochure

BSA Leave No Trace (Powerpoint)

Leave No Trace - Sharing the Responsibility

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
            The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is the body charged with advancing the Leave No Trace program.  The Center’s website has many resources.    Some of the most important for the Scouting and Venturing programs are highlighted below:

            Center website
           
Center training resources
           
Center training resources for purchase

Resources for Trainers

BSA Leave No Trace 101 Course Guide
History of Leave No Trace Powerpoint
The Need for Leave No Trace Powerpoint
Wildlife Impacts Powerpoint

 

Resources for Master Educators

BSA Trainer Course Manual (pdf)
Request for Authorization to Conduct BSA Trainer Course (pdf)
Leave No Trace Educational Model
The Science behind Leave No Trace Powerpoint
History of Leave No Trace Powerpoint
The Need for Leave No Trace Powerpoint
Wildlife Impacts Powerpoint


           

Resources for Instructors


            BSA Trainer Course Manual (pdf)
            BSA Supplement to the Master Educator Handbook (pdf)
           
           

Resources for Council Outdoor Ethics Advocates

Council Outdoor Ethics Advocate position description
Minimum Elements
BSA Trainer Course Manual
Request for Authorization to Conduct BSA Trainer Course (pdf)
Request for Authorization to Conduct BSA Master Educator Course (pdf)
Master Educator course schedule