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Outdoor Ethics

From a Cub Scout’s first hike in a local park to the thrill of our High Adventure bases, from our backyard to the backcountry, our outdoor ethics guide us to be responsible outdoor citizens — protecting our natural world for generations to come and being considerate of other visitors.  Scouting has a long, proud tradition of conservation service to the nation. How do we maintain our outdoor ethics and 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, Boy Scout, Venturing, and Sea Scout programs all include outdoor stewardship, care for the environment, and Leave No Trace as part of their programs. At the Boy Scout level, youth are encouraged to take leadership positions in encouraging proper outdoor ethics using the principles of Leave No Trace. Many Venturing crews have similarly adapted Leave No Trace principles to guide their outdoor recreation activities. 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.
  • To learn more about Tread Lightly, click here.

Scouts and Venturers who embrace the Outdoor Code and the principles of Leave No Trace often find that they wish to give back and help protect the environment that has given them so much. Some may find that they are “wild with love for the green outdoors—the trees, the tree-top singers, the wood-herbs, and the nightly things that left their tracks in the mud,” in the words of Ernest Thompson Seton, the first Chief Scout. These Scouts and Venturers have begun to feel what Aldo Leopold called the “Land Ethic.” The Land Ethic extends our concern beyond our fellow Scouts and Venturers, our families and friends, and even humanity itself to the entire environmental community of which we are a part—the deserts, forests, fish, wildlife, plants, rocks, oceans, and web of life encompassing them—what Leopold called “the Land.”

  • To learn more about the Land Ethic, click here.

Outdoor ethics is not just for youth. Adult volunteers are encouraged to seek training in basic outdoor skills and even take specialized courses to learn Leave No Trace skills. Many councils have Outdoor Ethics advocates who provide leadership to their local units in learning and practicing good outdoor ethics.

Do you have questions about Scouting’s outdoor ethics? Email us at outdoorethics@scouting.org 

Outdoor Ethics Awareness and Action Award Requirements

 

Upcoming Minsi Trails Council Training 

NRA Basic Rifle Date - Saturday Dec. 16th 2023 Location- Camp Minsi - Weytrex side A - 8am to 5pm This course is at least 8-hours long and...
This course is open to all registered Adult Leaders. There is a required prerequisite online training session available at: my.scouting.org> My...
        MINSI TRAILS COUNCIL, BSA LEAVE NO TRACE LEVEL 1 INSTRUCTOR COURSE (Formally Leave No Trace Trainer...
  Minsi Trails Council Spring 2024 Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)   This course is open to all registered Adult...
Minsi Trails Council Spring 2024 Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS)   This course is open to all registered Adult...
Please mark your calendars! University of Scouting is happening.  Keep checking back for registration and cost information.   Looking...
MORE DETAILS WILL BE ANNOUNCED...
Tentative date for the 2024 Commissioner Conference - topics will include: New Cub Program Online Leader Registration Charter Renewal - brainstorm...
National Youth Leadership Training will be held September 20-22, 27-29, 2024 at Camp Minsi, Pocono Summit, Pa A training designed for youth in...
National Youth Leadership Training  weekend two. Please go to https://www.minsitrails.org/event/3032250 to register   This is...

 

 

Please Join us for important planning for the Northampton district.   Join Zoom...
Warren District Mobile Office Hours - Phillipsburg Panera 1196 US-22, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 Thursday 3/7/24 10:00AM to 12:00PM  *If you need...
Carbon/Luzerne Meetings The District Roundtable and a combined Commissioner/Committee meeting will be held at Tweedle Park in Weatherly every...
Dunkin' Donuts 855 S Broadway, Wind Gap, PA 18091 Thursday 3/14/24 10:00AM to 12:00PM  *If you need specific items please reach out via...
Monroe District Meetings and Roundtable Join us every second Thursday of each month at 630pm for our in person/zoom Roundtable and District...
NRA Basic Rifle Date - Saturday Dec. 16th 2023 Location- Camp Minsi - Weytrex side A - 8am to 5pm This course is at least 8-hours long and...
Northampton district pinewood derby at Kelly Nissan dealer on RT 33 Easton...
Monthly meeting of the Council Commissioner team - meetings are hybrid - we meet at the Council office, and would love to see you there if you can...
Warren District Mobile Office Hours - Hackettstown Panera Bread 2045 NJ-57, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 Thursday 3/21/24 10:00AM to 12:00PM  *If...
The Monroe District Monroe Eagle Board meets every third Thursday of the month to meet with Scouts seeking approval for Eagle projects and for the...
Save the Date. March 23, 2024. MTC Marksmanship Madness, target shooting competition at Camp Minsi for Cub Scouts and Scouts, BSA. Cub Scouts...
The race is on! The pinewood derby race, that is! An annual scouting tradition, race on out to the Franklin Township Community Center at 2093...
Panera Bread 3714 Nazareth Rd Easton PA 18045 Thursday 3/28/24 10:00AM to 12:00PM  *If you need specific items please reach out via email 2...
The Minsi Trails Council Business Office & Scout Shop will be closed on this day.  Please plan accordingly.   If you need assistance,...
The Minsi Trails Council Business Office & Scout Shop will be closed on this day.  Please plan accordingly.   If you need assistance,...
Please Join us for important planning for the Northampton district.   Join Zoom...
Warren District Mobile Office Hours - Phillipsburg Panera 1196 US-22, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 Thursday 4/4/24 10:00AM to 12:00PM  *If you need...
Carbon/Luzerne Meetings The District Roundtable and a combined Commissioner/Committee meeting will be held at Tweedle Park in Weatherly every...
This course is open to all registered Adult Leaders. There is a required prerequisite online training session available at: my.scouting.org> My...
23rd Annual ALLENTOWN TRADE-O-REE Scout Patch Collecting and Memorabilia Show www.AllentownTOR.com Hosted by:  OA...
Dunkin' Donuts 855 S Broadway, Wind Gap, PA 18091 Thursday 4/11/24 10:00AM to 12:00PM  *If you need specific items please reach out via...
This event is being held at the Klecknersville Fire co. More info to...
Monroe District Meetings and Roundtable Join us every second Thursday of each month at 630pm for our in person/zoom Roundtable and District...
Lehigh District Annual Recognition Dinner Date; Thursday, April 11, 2024 Time; Doors Open at 6:30 PM, Dinner and Program at 7:00 PM $30.00 per...
        MINSI TRAILS COUNCIL, BSA LEAVE NO TRACE LEVEL 1 INSTRUCTOR COURSE (Formally Leave No Trace Trainer...
  Minsi Trails Council Spring 2024 Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)   This course is open to all registered Adult...
Minsi Trails Council Spring 2024 Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS)   This course is open to all registered Adult...
Join us for the Lehigh District Pinewood Derby on the campus of Penn State Lehigh Valley.   Check in begins at 8:30, with races to follow and...
Monthly meeting of the Council Commissioner team - meetings are hybrid - we meet at the Council office, and would love to see you there if you can...
Warren District Mobile Office Hours - Hackettstown Panera Bread 2045 NJ-57, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 Thursday 4/18/24 10:00AM to 12:00PM  *If...
The Monroe District Monroe Eagle Board meets every third Thursday of the month to meet with Scouts seeking approval for Eagle projects and for the...
Panera Bread 3714 Nazareth Rd Easton PA 18045 Thursday 4/25/24 10:00AM to 12:00PM  *If you need specific items please reach out via email 2...
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