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OE Guide Position Patch

Outdoor Ethics Guide - Junior Leadership Position

Outdoor Ethics Guide is a junior leadership position which qualifies as a leadership position for Star, Life and Eagle rank advancement.

Outdoor Ethics Guide

  • The outdoor ethics guide helps the troop plan and conduct an outdoor program that emphasizes effectively practicing the principles of outdoor ethics.
  • The guide works to help Scouts improve their outdoor ethics decision-making skills to minimize impacts as they participate in outdoor activities.
  • He supports Scouts who are working to complete the relevant requirements for the Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class ranks.

-- Boy Scout Handbook, 13th Edition, p 423

See the January 2016 Scoutcast (scroll down to January's ScoutCast) for more information from Dave O'Leary, chair of the BSA's Outdoor Ethics Task Force.


Basic Online Training

There is no required training for the Outdoor Ethics Guide position, but the following trainings and resources are recommended:

Effective January 1st, 2016, the Leave No Trace Trainer position has been replaced with the new Outdoor Ethics Guide position of responsibility.

For more information please see our FAQs page or scouting.org/programupdates

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