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Annual Outdoor Ethics Report

Outdoor Ethics Advocates,

Thanks very much to all of you for your efforts to promote outdoor ethics in the Scouting program. Conducting Trainer courses, presenting at Roundtables, University of Scouting workshops and IOLS sessions, speaking with district and council leaders, and running resident and day camp programs all make a difference for the Scouts and Scouters and the places we work to protect. Whether you personally work on some or all of these tasks or you coordinate a team in your role as a Council Outdoor Ethics Advocate, please know that we sincerely appreciate the time and resources you commit throughout the year.

Dave O'Leary
Chair, BSA Outdoor Ethics Task Force


  • Please submit your report using this form: 2017 Report Form
  • The online form is all on one page so you can simply click on the survey link to preview the questions.
  • Please submit the survey whether you have a lot or very little to report. Complete the parts you have answers for but if you don't have an answer it is okay to skip a question - it is much more helpful for us to get a partial response than no response at all.
  • Please submit your report by January 20th.

Thank You!

Thank You for taking the time to provide this data for the BSA outdoor ethics program in your local council.

BSA uses the information that you provide to help assess progress on Leave No Trace across the country, to report Scouting's progress in Leave No Trace education to the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and to assess where the National Council should provide more support to its local councils.

Questions or Comments?

Please feel free to contact Eric Hiser, BSA Outdoor Ethics task force reporting coordinator, at ehiser.BSA@gmail.com if you have any questions.

No Outdoor Ethics Advocate!?

If your council doesn't have an active Outdoor Ethics Advocate, please coordinate with the people involved in OE in your council and have one person fill out the report for your council.
Please include the submitter's name and email in the comments so we know who submitted the form.

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