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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.

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* 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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October 6-8, 2016
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See our NEW National Webstore for official BSA Outdoor Ethics shirts, jackets, hats and backpack!
* Updated Documents
Four key OE Task Force documents were updated recently and have been approved for posting:
These are all linked from the Course Standards and Syllabus section of our Training Resources page
* Outdoor Ethics Orientation
The Outdoor Ethics Task Force has released the latest Draft (no appendix yet) of the new Outdoor Ethics Orientation course.
See our Resources page for the class Lesson Plan / Instructor Guide and Recognition cards.
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* Cub Scout Awards Retired
The BSA has announced that the Cub Scout Oudoor Ethics Awareness and Action Awards have been retired.
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* 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.
OE Guide Patch* Outdoor Ethics Guide
More information: Responsibilities, ScoutCast link, Resources and Trainings
* Leave No Trace Master Educator Courses
See the ME Course page for the list of approved courses for 2016.
* Action Awards Changes
Changes to the Boy Scout Advancement requirements have cause some changes to the requirements for the Outdoor Ethics Action Awards.
Boy Scout and Varsity Scout Award changes
* Boy Scout Program Changes
Extensive revisions to the Boy Scout Rank Requirements are effective Jan 1, 2016.
See our NEWS page for more details.

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