Outdoor Ethics Resources

This section of the website includes numerous resources for individuals interested in outdoor ethics issues.

BSA Resources

BSA Outdoor Ethics Generally

Resources for everyone teaching, learning and promoting Outdoor Ethics in Scouting, including Outdoor Ethics news, lists of Council Outdoor Ethics Advocates and Master Educators, calendar of Leave No Trace Master Educator and Trainer courses, BSA National Outdoor Ethics Conference, and more.

Teaching Leave No Trace Generally
The best all-around reference for teaching Leave No Trace in Scouting is Teaching Leave No Trace and the discussions in Chapter 7 of the Scouts BSA Handbook and Chapters 7-10 of the Fieldbook.

Resources for Scouts and Scouters with 101 Training

Resources for Trainers

Resources for Master Educators

Resources for Instructors of Master Educator Courses

Resources for Council Outdoor Ethics Advocates

Partner Resources

The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is the body charged with advancing the Leave No Trace program. The Center’s website has many resources. Some of the most important for the Scouting and Venturing programs are highlighted below:

Center website
Center information and training resources


Tread Lightly!
Tread Lightly! is a nonprofit organization with a mission to promote responsible outdoor recreation. Click here for more information.