Explaining the Role of the Outdoor Ethics Guide

Outdoor Ethics Guide is another position of leadership within a Troop. The Outdoor Ethics Guide works to help Scouts improve their outdoor ethics decision-making skills to help minimize impacts as they hike, camp, and participate in other outdoor activities. In particular, they should support Scouts who are working to complete the relevant requirements for the Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks.

In their position, the Outdoor Ethics Guide can use the following resources: Outdoor Ethics Website, Outdoor Ethics Handbook or Outdoor Ethics and the BSA.

The main responsibility of the Outdoor Ethics Guide is: Outdoor ethics guides help troops plan and conduct an outdoor program that emphasizes effectively practicing the Outdoor Code, the Leave No Trace principles, and the Tread Lightly Principles.

Boy Scouts of America Troop Leader Resources

Other responsibilities of the Outdoor Ethics Guide are:

  • assures the troop adheres to the Principles of Leave No Trace, Tread Lightly, and the Outdoor Code
  • sets a good example
  • wears the Scout uniform correctly
  • lives by the Scout Oath and Law
  • shows Scout spirit

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