BSA Outdoor Ethics Guide Course

Leadership Training
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Occoneechee Council Boardroom
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Outdoor Ethics Guide is a junior leadership position which qualifies as a leadership position for Star, Life and Eagle rank advancement.  This position replaces the Leave No Trace Trainer leadership position as of January 1st, 2016.  While there is currently no required training for this position, this training is highly recommended as a basis of knowledge to better serve their unit.

Outdoor Ethics Guide Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Participants will gain:

  • Knowledge of Outdoor Ethics: Leave No Trace and it’s seven principles, introduction to Tread Lightly! principles and The Land Ethic.
  • Understanding of the importance of following minimum impact guidelines and stewardship in outdoor activities.
  • Where to locate additional Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly! resources and opportunities for further training.
Successful completion of the course requires participation in all course activities, participant teaching exercises and conducting at least one OE session with participants or home unit.  Those who complete the course are equipped to understand, demonstrate and teach minimum impact techniques for friends, family, sponsoring organizations and community groups and help others explore their own personal outdoor ethic.
Pre-requisition:  First Class RankCost:  $10 covers all course materials.
Registration:  Please register online at the Occoneechee Council website calendar. Course is limited to 14 attendees.
Registration Deadline:  October 13,2017
Questions:  Contact Meredith Blackwood at