Outdoor Ethics Guide

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The Outdoor Ethics Guide specializes in teaching Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly! principles and ensures that the troop follows the principles of Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly! on all outings such as camping and other outdoor activities.
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The [[Outdoor Ethics Guide]] should have a thorough understanding of and commitment to [[Leave No Trace]] principles and [[Tread Lightly!]] guidelines. The outdoor ethics guide helps the troop plan and conduct an outdoor program that effectively practices 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 [[Scout]] through [[First Class]] ranks.
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He can also help Scouts earn the Leave No Trace award.
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He can also help Scouts earn the [[Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award]] and the [[Outdoor Ethics Action Award]].
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He should have a thorough understanding of and commitment to Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly!. Ideally, he should have completed Leave No Trace training or Tread Lightly! training as well as earned both the Camping and Environmental Science merit badges.
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== Responsibilities ==
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The outdoor ethics guide performs some or all of the following:
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== Requirements ==
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===Trains others:===
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National says that the requirements are in development and that the change in this position of authority became effective January 1st, 2016.
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* Explains to Scouts the relevant requirements for the Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks.
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* Demonstrates how to practice the Outdoor Code, and the Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly! principles to meet advancement requirements.
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===Provides leadership:===
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* Helps the troop plan and conduct an outdoor program that effectively practices outdoor ethics.
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* Mentors den chiefs in the Outdoor Code and practicing Leave No Trace Principles for Kids.
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* Helps Life Scouts understand, plan, and carry out activities or projects meeting conservation service hour requirements.
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===Supports recognition:===
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* Encourages Scouts and leaders to complete the Outdoor Ethics Awareness and Action awards.
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===Completes self-evaluation:===
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* Uses tools to evaluate how well he carried out the responsibilities of outdoor ethics guide.
== Qualifications ==
== Qualifications ==
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*The senior patrol leader may appoint a Scout, 14 years or older who has successfully completed the official 16-hour Leave No Trace Trainer training course, to serve as the troop Leave No Trace Trainer.
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The outdoor ethics guide serves as a member of the patrol leaders’ council representing outdoor ethics. To be successful, you need to understand the needs of your troop as well as the needs of the Scouts.
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*A Scout under the age of 14, or who has not completed Leave No Trace Trainer training, may serve as an ''instructor'' teaching Leave No Trace skills until he obtains the necessary training.
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== Resources ==
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The person chosen as outdoor ethics guide must be willing to take on the additional time and responsibility of being an outdoor ethics guide. He will be the primary role model on how to behave in the outdoors. He must agree and willingly execute his roles and responsibilities. If questions or problems come up, he must be willing to go to the appropriate leadership for guidance and resolution.
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* [http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts/Resources/Leave%20No%20Trace.aspx Leave No Trace] &mdash; ''Official''
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* [http://www.scouting.org/sitecore/content/ProSpeak/insights/2010_03_leave_no_trace.aspx Leave No Trace program enhancements] &mdash; ''Official''
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A troop can choose to have several outdoor ethics guides and assign portions of the responsibilities to each. As an example, a troop might choose to have an older Scout attend the Leave No Trace trainer course and focus on high-adventure planning.
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* [http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts/TeachingLeaveNoTrace.aspx Teaching Leave No Trace] &mdash; ''Official'' '''&larr; Excellent resource'''
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== See Also ==
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* [[Outdoor Ethics]]
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* [[Leave No Trace]]
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* [[Tread Lightly!]]
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* [[Outdoor Code]]
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* [[Teaching EDGE]]
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* [[Outdoor Ethics Guide Advisor]]
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* [[Outdoor Ethics Guide Handbook]]
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== External Links ==
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* [https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/outdoorethicsguide/pdf/OutdoorEthicsGuide2017.pdf Outdoor Ethics Handbook] (free PDF download) &mdash; Scouting.org
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* [https://www.scouting.org/outdoor-programs/outdoor-ethics-guide/ Outdoor Ethics Handbook] (web pages) &mdash; Scouting.org
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* [https://www.scouting.org/outdoor-programs/outdoor-ethics/ Outdoor Ethics] &mdash; Scouting.org
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* [http://outdoorethics-bsa.org/ Outdoor Ethics - Boy Scouts of America] &mdash; outdoorethics-bsa.org
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* [http://outdoorethics-bsa.org/training Outdoor Ethics Training] &mdash; outdoorethics-bsa.org
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* [https://www.scouting.org/outdoor-programs/outdoor-ethics/training/ Outdoor Ethics Training in the BSA] &mdash; Scouting.org
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* [https://www.scouting.org/programs/boy-scouts/teaching-leave-no-trace/ Teaching Leave No Trace] &mdash; ''Official'' '''&larr; Excellent resource'''

Revision as of 06:51, February 16, 2018

Effective January 1, 2016, this job, as a position of responsibility, was renamed Outdoor Ethics Guide. There are still LNT Trainers, who have taken the LNT Trainer Course, and they are different from this position of responsibility.

Suppose a Scout began his six-month term as Leave No Trace trainer on Sept. 1, 2015. How would he complete the last two months of his term?
For September through December, he would be credited with Leave No Trace trainer as his position of responsibility. For the last two months, he would be credited as an outdoor ethics guide, and his obligation for this position of responsibility would be complete.


Outdoor Ethics Guide
Selection:Appointed
Selected by:Senior Patrol Leader
Reports to:Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

The Outdoor Ethics Guide should have a thorough understanding of and commitment to Leave No Trace principles and Tread Lightly! guidelines. The outdoor ethics guide helps the troop plan and conduct an outdoor program that effectively practices 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 Scout through First Class ranks.

He can also help Scouts earn the Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award and the Outdoor Ethics Action Award.

Contents

Responsibilities

The outdoor ethics guide performs some or all of the following:

Trains others:

  • Explains to Scouts the relevant requirements for the Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks.
  • Demonstrates how to practice the Outdoor Code, and the Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly! principles to meet advancement requirements.

Provides leadership:

  • Helps the troop plan and conduct an outdoor program that effectively practices outdoor ethics.
  • Mentors den chiefs in the Outdoor Code and practicing Leave No Trace Principles for Kids.
  • Helps Life Scouts understand, plan, and carry out activities or projects meeting conservation service hour requirements.

Supports recognition:

  • Encourages Scouts and leaders to complete the Outdoor Ethics Awareness and Action awards.

Completes self-evaluation:

  • Uses tools to evaluate how well he carried out the responsibilities of outdoor ethics guide.

Qualifications

The outdoor ethics guide serves as a member of the patrol leaders’ council representing outdoor ethics. To be successful, you need to understand the needs of your troop as well as the needs of the Scouts.

The person chosen as outdoor ethics guide must be willing to take on the additional time and responsibility of being an outdoor ethics guide. He will be the primary role model on how to behave in the outdoors. He must agree and willingly execute his roles and responsibilities. If questions or problems come up, he must be willing to go to the appropriate leadership for guidance and resolution.

A troop can choose to have several outdoor ethics guides and assign portions of the responsibilities to each. As an example, a troop might choose to have an older Scout attend the Leave No Trace trainer course and focus on high-adventure planning.

See Also

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