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Outdoor Ethics - Boy Scouts of America

The BSA's Outdoor Ethics Task Force provides this website as a resource to everyone who is teaching, learning and promoting Outdoor Ethics in Scouting.

Hot Topics

* National Jamboree
Thanks to Scott Anderson, Charlie Thorpe, Joshua Lamothe and the whole Jamboree staff for their great work on the Outdoor Ethics ehibit!
* Leave No Trace Master Educator Courses
We have a great lineup of Master Educator courses for 2017. See our ME Course page for the list.
It's Time - Get your applications in to host a 2018ME course.
* Council Outdoor Ethics Advocate Training
Applying Outdoor Ethics in Your Unit, District and Council
Sept 17-23 (week 11) at Philmont Training Center
* Hosting a Leave No Trace Master Educator Course?
NEW - We have updated our ME course application process:
   ME Course Application Process
Please use the new process, the new Request for Authorization form, and the listed email address for submitting the application!
* Course Flyers and Websites
Let's get it right! Make sure your training promotion materials are up-to-date.
See our Logos page for easy-to-copy BSA Outdoor Ethics, Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly! logo graphics in a variety of sizes.
See our Mistakes to Avoid page for the most common issues and how to avoid them.
* Training Cards Updated
Please use the updated cards (new Leave No Trace Center logo) for Leave No Trace 101 and Leave No Trace Trainer.
Available as fillable pdf, blank, and as MSWord mail-merge.

Council & Area OE Advocates

We especially need YOUR help keeping our contact database up-to-date.
For a detailed listing of the OE Contacts in YOUR council / area, enter your email address:

If your email address is in our database as COEA or AOEA, an email message will be sent with the link to your contacts list.

OE Logo Jacket* BSA OE Apparel
See our National Webstore for official BSA Outdoor Ethics shirts, jackets, hats and backpack!
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Upcoming Events

BSA Leave No Trace ME - KS
September 8-10, September 21-24
BSA Leave No Trace ME - CT
October 13-15, October 27-30
BSA Leave No Trace ME - MD
October 20-22, November 10-13
BSA Leave No Trace ME - CA
October 27-29, November 9-12

BSA Leave No Trace Trainer - MD
September 29 - October 1
BSA Leave No Trace Trainer - NC
September 29 - October 1

* Add your OE Training Course

Council Outdoor Ethics Advocates are encouraged to submit their council's OE training courses for listing on our training calendars.
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