Outdoor Ethics Guide Handbook

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''Outdoor Ethics Guide Handbook''

Front cover of the 2019 edition of the guide.
First edition:September 2017
Latest edition:January 2019, 26 pages
Online (No. 510-047) Adobe Acrobat PDF
BSA Supply Number:N/A

The purpose of the Outdoor Ethics Guide Handbook is to guide units in developing a culture that effectively demonstrates responsible outdoor choices that reduce impacts of Scouting activities. Introduced in September 2017 and updated in May 2018, the handbook identifies the responsibilities of the outdoor ethics guide, provides ideas on how to carry out this role, and lists resources. It also provides methods for the Outdoor Ethics Guide Advisor or other adult leader to support Scouts selected for this position and a way to evaluate success.

The 26-page document, which is available as a free PDF download Adobe Acrobat PDF (2018 Printing; Published January 2019), includes:

  • An explanation of the outdoor ethics guide’s role.
  • A list of rank requirements the outdoor ethics guide can help fellow Scouts earn.
  • Outdoor program planning tips.
  • A list of functions of the outdoor ethics guide advisor.
  • A self-evaluation for the outdoor ethics guide.
  • An explanation of the Teaching EDGE method.
  • A fillable duty roster for delegating Leave No Trace responsibilities.
  • A Leave No Trace troop assessment form.
  • A fillable planning guide with a Leave No Trace focus.
  • A conservation project checklist.
  • A list of websites to learn more.

See Also

Related awards

Outdoor Ethics-related awards
Leave No Trace-related links
Ecology-related awards
Front cover of 2017 edition of the Outdoor Ethics Guide Handbook
Front cover of 2017 edition of the Outdoor Ethics Guide Handbook

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