Outdoor Ethics Guide

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#Help Your Unit Plan and Conduct an Effective [[Outdoor Ethics]] Program
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== External Links ==
== External Links ==
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* [https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/outdoorethicsguide/pdf/OutdoorEthicsGuide2017.pdf Outdoor Ethics Handbook] (free PDF download) — Scouting.org
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* [https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/outdoorethicsguide/pdf/OutdoorEthicsGuide2017.pdf ''Outdoor Ethics Guide Handbook''] (free PDF download) — Scouting.org
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* [https://www.scouting.org/outdoor-programs/outdoor-ethics-guide/ Outdoor Ethics Handbook] (web pages) — Scouting.org
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* [https://www.scouting.org/outdoor-programs/outdoor-ethics-guide/ ''Outdoor Ethics Guide Handbook''] (web pages) — Scouting.org
* [https://www.scouting.org/outdoor-programs/outdoor-ethics/ Outdoor Ethics] — Scouting.org
* [https://www.scouting.org/outdoor-programs/outdoor-ethics/ Outdoor Ethics] — Scouting.org
* [http://outdoorethics-bsa.org/ Outdoor Ethics - Boy Scouts of America] — outdoorethics-bsa.org
* [http://outdoorethics-bsa.org/ Outdoor Ethics - Boy Scouts of America] — outdoorethics-bsa.org
* [http://outdoorethics-bsa.org/training Outdoor Ethics Training] — outdoorethics-bsa.org
* [http://outdoorethics-bsa.org/training Outdoor Ethics Training] — outdoorethics-bsa.org
* [https://www.scouting.org/outdoor-programs/outdoor-ethics/training/ Outdoor Ethics Training in the BSA] — Scouting.org
* [https://www.scouting.org/outdoor-programs/outdoor-ethics/training/ Outdoor Ethics Training in the BSA] — Scouting.org
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* [https://www.scouting.org/programs/boy-scouts/teaching-leave-no-trace/ Teaching Leave No Trace] — ''Official'' '''← Excellent resource'''
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* [https://www.scouting.org/programs/boy-scouts/teaching-leave-no-trace/ Teaching Leave No Trace] — Scouting.org
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* [https://voiceofscouting.org/leave-no-trace-kids Leave No Trace for Kids] A September 21, 2016 [https://voiceofscouting.org/ Voice of Scouting] article — Voiceofscouting.org

Revision as of 16:08, February 16, 2018

Effective January 1, 2016, this job, as a position of responsibility, was renamed Outdoor Ethics Guide. There are still LNT Trainers, who have taken the LNT Trainer Course, and they are different from this position of responsibility.

Suppose a Scout began his six-month term as Leave No Trace trainer on Sept. 1, 2015. How would he complete the last two months of his term?
For September through December, he would be credited with Leave No Trace trainer as his position of responsibility. For the last two months, he would be credited as an outdoor ethics guide, and his obligation for this position of responsibility would be complete.


Outdoor Ethics Guide
Selection:Appointed
Selected by:Senior Patrol Leader
Reports to:Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

The Outdoor Ethics Guide should have a thorough understanding of and commitment to Leave No Trace principles and Tread Lightly! guidelines. The outdoor ethics guide helps the troop plan and conduct an outdoor program that effectively practices the principles of outdoor ethics. The guide works to help Scouts improve their outdoor ethics decision-making skills to minimize impacts as they participate in outdoor activities. He supports Scouts who are working to complete the relevant requirements for the Scout through First Class ranks.

He can also help Scouts earn the Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award and the Outdoor Ethics Action Award.

Contents

Qualifications

The outdoor ethics guide serves as a member of the patrol leaders’ council representing outdoor ethics. To be successful, you need to understand the needs of your troop as well as the needs of the Scouts.

The person chosen as outdoor ethics guide must be willing to take on the additional time and responsibility of being an outdoor ethics guide. He will be the primary role model on how to behave in the outdoors. He must agree and willingly execute his roles and responsibilities. If questions or problems come up, he must be willing to go to the appropriate leadership for guidance and resolution.

A troop can choose to have several outdoor ethics guides and assign portions of the responsibilities to each. As an example, a troop might choose to have an older Scout attend the Leave No Trace trainer course and focus on high-adventure planning.

Responsibilities

The outdoor ethics guide performs some or all of the following:

Trains others:

  • Explains to Scouts the relevant requirements for the Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks.
  • Demonstrates how to practice the Outdoor Code, and the Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly! principles to meet advancement requirements.

Provides leadership:

  • Helps the troop plan and conduct an outdoor program that effectively practices outdoor ethics.
  • Mentors den chiefs in the Outdoor Code and practicing Leave No Trace Principles for Kids.
  • Helps Life Scouts understand, plan, and carry out activities or projects meeting conservation service hour requirements.

Supports recognition:

Completes self-evaluation:

  • Uses tools to evaluate how well he carried out the responsibilities of outdoor ethics guide.

Duties

The troop outdoor ethics guide's primary duty is to help Scouts take steps to reduce impacts of their outdoor activities. The guide should meet with the troop outdoor ethics advisor or another designated person, and identify the actions the guide will complete during his term of office.

  1. Explain and Demonstrate Advancement Requirements
  2. Help Your Unit Plan and Conduct an Effective Outdoor Ethics Program
  3. Prepare Den Chiefs to Share Principles
  4. Help Scouts to Understand and Plan Conservation Activities
  5. Encourage Scouts to Complete Outdoor Ethics Awards and Merit Badges
  6. Complete Self-Evaluation

Each of these duties is explained more fully in the Outdoor Ethics Guide Handbook (pp. 7-11)

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