Outdoor ethics is deeply ingrained in the BSA program. No place is this more important than in the outdoors. Scouting has a long, proud tradition of conservation service to the nation. How do we preserve that tradition?
By being clean in our outdoor manners by:
treating the outdoors as a heritage.
taking care of it for myself and others.
keeping my trash and garbage out of lakes, streams, fields, woods, and roadways.
By being careful with fire
only building fires only where they are appropriate.
by making sure that when I have finished using a fire, I will make sure it is cold out.
by leaving a clean fire ring, or removing all evidence of my fire.
Be considerate in the outdoors
I will treat public and private property with respect.
I will use low-impact methods of hiking and camping.
Be conservation minded
I will learn how to practice good conservation of soil, waters, forests, minerals, grasslands, wildlife, and energy.