Outdoor Code

Outdoor ethics is deeply ingrained in the BSA program. No place is this more important than in the outdoors. Scouting and Venturing have a long, proud tradition of conservation service to the nation. How do we preserve that tradition? By heeding the challenge in the Outdoor Code:

As an American, I will do my best to— 

Be clean in my outdoor manners. 

Be careful with fire.

Be considerate in the outdoors.

Be conservation minded.

Building upon this foundation, the Cub Scout program includes outdoor stewardship, care for the environment, and Leave No Trace as part of their program. Through the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace, we can take responsibility for our own impacts. We can provide leadership to those around us to reduce their impacts by making good choices. Together, we can preserve and conserve our rich environmental heritage.

To learn more about the Principles of Leave No Trace, click here.