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2016 Outdoor Ethics Conference - Utah

The presentations and class materials from the 2016 BSA National Outdoor Ethics Conference were given to all conference participants on a jump drive.

A few presentations on program status and updates will be posted on this website in the coming months.

2014 Outdoor Ethics Conference

The 2nd BSA OE Conference was in New Jersey. Some of the Conference presentations are available.

Program Presentations

Resources for Outdoor Ethics Training Courses

The list of resources below are the key training course definition documents of the BSA's Outdoor Ethics Task Force, and the compiled list of resource items referenced by those documents.

Outdoor Ethics Orientation

Resources for Leave No Trace Training Courses

The list of resources below are the key training course definition documents of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and the BSA's Outdoor Ethics Task Force, and the compiled list of resource items referenced by those documents.

Key Resources for All Leave No Trace Courses

Teachng Leave No Trace Manual

Course Standards and Syllabus

BSA Courses (Leave No Trace 101, Trainer, Master Educator) Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop
BSA Leave No Trace 101BSA Leave No Trace TrainerBSA Leave No Trace Master Educator

Presentations and Background Materials by ME and Trainer Course Section

Note that many of the Powerpoint presentations include speaker's notes as part of the document. These notes describe key points and additional information to be covered when showing each slide, so please print them and use them.

The slide show can be printed out and used to ensure coverage of the content through other presentation mediums.

Need for Leave No Trace
History of Leave No Trace
Educational Model and the Role and Function of Educators
Personal Leave No Trace Presentations
  • (none)
Cooking / Cleanup
  • Boy Scout Fieldbook
Introduction to the Principles of Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace Principles Sections
  • Leave No Trace Ethics Reference Card (Hangtag)
  • 101 Ways to Teach Leave No Trace
  • BSA Fieldbook
  • Boy Scout Handbook
  • Camping Merit Badge pamphlet
  • Venturing Ranger Award Guidebook
Leave No Trace Resources
Lessons Learned on Overnight Camps
  • (none)
Visitor Impacts to Wildlife
Teaching Techniques and Learning Styles
Leave No Trace and Large Groups (ME only)
Leading a Leave No Trace Trainer Course (ME only)
Age and Program Appropriate Outdoor Activities
Leave No Trace in BSA Advancement and Awards
Outdoor Ethics Session
Bringing Leave No Trace to Scouting
Sample Leave No Trace Workshop Formats
(Appendix D of Trainer Course Manual)
Other Referenced Materials
  • BSA Leave No Trace Mug (contact Leave No Trace Center to order)

Course Forms and Paperwork

BSA Courses (Leave No Trace 101, Trainer, ME) Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop
  • BSA Health & Medical Record
    Typically Parts A/B for Trainer course, Parts A/B/C for ME
  • Training Attendance Report**
    This is the standard BSA form. Check with your Council on council-specific forms or procedures.
    Submit the Training Attendance Report to your Council Training registrar and to your Council Outdoor Ethics Advocate.
    Training Codes:  Leave No Trace 101: D74   |  Leave No Trace Trainer: D78  |  Leave No Trace ME: D79
BSA Leave No Trace 101BSA Leave No Trace TrainerBSA Leave No Trace Master Educator

Notes:
Items which haven't been located are listed in this style.

* MS Word Mail Merge forms:

  • Use Edit > Replace All in the template file to update location and date before doing the merge.
  • You can use various data sources -- .xls file, csv file, word document w/ table, database, ... Template uses First and Last data columns. Simple Sample Data File
  • Front and back of the cards are separate documents, since most people will be doing manual 2-sided printing of card stock.

** NOTE for Fillable PDFs: Do not try to enter data in fillable pdf's in your browser window - they will not Save. If you try to save them, you will get the original empty form and your entries will be lost. INSTEAD - save the file to your computer, then select the file to bring it up in Acrobat Reader. You can then enter data, save the file, print, etc.


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