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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 Jambo OE Patch
BSA Outdoor Ethics is hosting a large interactive exhibit at the 2017 National Jamboree.
Buy a Patch to help support our exhibit!
* 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.
* Council Outdoor Ethics Advocate Training
Applying Outdoor Ethics in Your Unit, District and Council
Sept 17-23 (week 11) at Philmont Training Center
Outdoor Ethics Advocate Workshop
June 18-24 at the Summit
* Annual OE Reporting
Council Outdoor Ethics Advocates --- Please submit your 2016 Progress Report
Even if your council doesn't have an active Outdoor Ethics Advocate, please have someone fill out the survey.
This data, tracking our progress getting the OE message out to scouting, is very useful to the OE Task Force and our partners.
More Info & Reporting Form Link

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.

* 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 new Logos page for easy-to-copy BSA Outdoor Ethics, Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly! logo graphics in a variety of sizes.
See our new 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.
OE Logo Jacket* BSA OE Apparel
See our NEW National Webstore for official BSA Outdoor Ethics shirts, jackets, hats and backpack!
* New IOLS Syllabus
The 2016 IOLS Instructor Syllabus has been posted on the BSA website.
Each Skill instruction segment has an Outdoor Ethics Tips sidebar listing the relevant parts of the Outdoor Code, Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly!
Thanks to our OE experts who provided guidance during the development of this new training guide.
* Cub Scout Awards Retired
The BSA has announced that the Cub Scout Oudoor Ethics Awareness and Action Awards have been retired.
More Information
* Outdoor Ethics Orientation
See our Resources page for the class Lesson Plan / Instructor Guide and Recognition cards.
* 2016 National OE Conference Conference Logo
We had a great conference.
Thanks to everyone who helped organize and teach, and to everyone who participated!
(more info and pictures)

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Upcoming Events

August 6-12
August 24-29
September 8-10, September 21-24
September 10-16
BSA LNT ME - Philmont
September 24-29
October 13-15, October 27-30
October 20-22, November 10-13
October 27-29, November 9-12

BSA LNT Trainer - VA
September 16-17
BSA LNT Trainer - CO
September 23-24
BSA LNT Trainer - MD
September 29 - October 1
BSA LNT 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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