Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award Patch
Boy Scout Outdoor Ethics Awards


These were the requirements from 2018 until the revisions made on 2019

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Boy Scout Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award

Scouts BSA and Scouters interested in learning more about outdoor ethics and Leave No Trace should begin by exploring the Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award.

Requirements:

  1. Recite from memory and explain the meaning of the Outdoor Code.
  2. Watch the National Park Service Leave No Trace video.
  3. Complete the Leave No Trace online youth course . Print the certificate.
  4. Earn the Tread Lightly! online course certificate. Print the certificate when you are done.
  5. Participate in an outdoor ethics course, workshop, or training activity facilitated by a person who has completed the BSA Leave No Trace 101 course or the BSA outdoor ethics orientation course OR by a BSA outdoor ethics trainer or master who has completed one of the following: the Leave No Trace Master Educator course, the Leave No Trace Trainer course, the Tread Lightly! Master Tread Trainer course, or the Tread Lightly! Tread Trainer course.

Boy Scout Scout Outdoor Ethics Action Award Name Tag

Outdoor Ethics Action Award for Boy Scouts

The Outdoor Ethics Action Award challenges Scouts and Scouters to take affirmative steps to improve their outdoor skills.

Requirements:

  1. Do the following:
    1. Earn the Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award.
    2. Complete the BSA outdoor ethics orientation or the BSA Leave No Trace 101 course.
    3. Explain how each of the four points of the Outdoor Code guides your actions when outdoors.
  2. Do the following:
    1. Read the Boy Scout Handbook on outdoor ethics.
    2. Teach a skill related to the Outdoor Code or Leave No Trace to another Scout in your troop or another Scouting unit.
  3. Complete one of the following:
    1. Successfully complete a term as your troop outdoor ethics guide, including reading the Outdoor Ethics Guide Handbook and carrying out a plan developed with the support of your advisor or Scoutmaster.
    2. Work with your troop's patrol leaders' council to plan an outing that emphasizes the complete set of Leave No Trace or Tread Lightly! principles. All members of the troop participating in the outing should practice the specific outdoor ethics skills needed to minimize impacts from their use of the outdoors.
  4. Follow the Outdoor Code, Leave No Trace, and Tread Lightly! principles on three outings. Write one or more paragraphs about the three outings you attended, explaining how you followed the Outdoor Code, Leave No Trace, and Tread Lightly! Discuss what you wrote with your unit leader, troop outdoor ethics guide, outdoor ethics guide advisor, or an individual who has completed the BSA Leave No Trace 101 course, the Leave No Trace Master Educator course, the Leave No Trace Trainer course, the Tread Lightly! Master Tread Trainer course, or the Tread Lightly! Tread Trainer course.
  5. On a troop outing, help your troop on a service activity that addresses recreational impacts related to the type of outing. The project should be approved in advance by the landowner or land manager and lead to permanent or long-term improvements.
  6. Participate in a report at a court of honor or similar family event on the service activity conducted to complete requirement 5.

Source: BOY SCOUT REQUIREMENTS 2018


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Page updated on: February 13, 2019



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