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===Cub Scouts===
===Cub Scouts===
:1a. Earn the [[Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award]].
:1a. Earn the [[Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award]].

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Cub Scouts

1a. Earn the Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award.
1b. Describe to your den leader or parent/guardian what the Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines mean to you.
2. Boys in a Tiger Cub den completed the activities for Achievement 5 (Let's Go Outdoors), boys in a Wolf den completed Requirement 7 (Your Living World), boys in a Bear den complete Requirement 12 (Family Outdoor Adventures), boys in a Webelos den earn the Outdoorsman activity badge.
3. Complete one of the following with your family:
a. With your family, put on a short activity (such as a skit or demonstration) at an outdoor activity or den meeting on a principle of Leave No Trace or Tread Lightly! or
b. With your den, put on a short activity (such as a skit or demonstration) at an outdoor activity or pack meeting on a principle of Leave No Trace or Tread Lightly!
4. Follow the Leave No Trace principles or front country guidelines on three outings. Explain to your unit leader or an individual who has completed the BSA outdoor ethics orientation course one thing you did on each outdoor activity to Leave No Trace.
5. On a pack or den outing, participate in a service project that reduces impact from our use of the outdoors. Examples might be collecting litter, cleaning fire rings or grills, or other activities approved by the landowner or land manager.
6. With your family or den, make a poster about the skill you learned in requirement #3 or the project you did in requirement #4 and display it at your pack meeting.

Boy Scouts

1. Do each of the following:
a. Unless already completed as a Cub Scout, earn the Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award.
b. Complete the BSA outdoor ethics orientation course.
c. Explain how each of the four points of the Outdoor Code guides your actions when outdoors.
2a. Read Chapter 7 of the Boy Scout Handbook.
2b. 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:
a. Successfully complete a term as your troop Leave No Trace Trainer or
b. Participate in an outing that emphasizes the complete set of Leave No Trace or relevant Tread Lightly! principles. All members of the troop participating in the outing should use the outdoor ethics and the specific 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 a paragraph on each outing explaining how you followed the Outdoor Code, Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly! Share it with your unit leader or an individual who has completed the BSA outdoor ethics orientation 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 in requirement #5.

Varsity Scouts

1. Do each of the following, unless already completed as a Cub Scout or Boy Scout.
a. Earn the [Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award]].
b. Complete the BSA outdoor ethics orientation course.
c. Explain how each of the four points of the Outdoor Code guides your actions when outdoors.
2a. Read Chapters 7-11 of the Fieldbook.
2b. Teach a skill related to Leave No Trace and a skill related to Tread Lightly! to another Scout in your team or another Scouting unit.
3. Complete one of the following:
a. Successfully complete a term as your troop or team Leave No Trace Trainer or
b. Participate in an outing that emphasizes the complete set of Leave No Trace and relevant Tread Lightly! principles. All members of the team participating in the outing should use the outdoor ethics and the specific 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 a paragraph on each outing explaining how you followed the Outdoor Code, Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly! Share it with your unit leader or an individual who has completed the BSA outdoor ethics orientation 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, church gathering, or similar event on the service activity in requirement #5.

Venturers

1. Do each of the following, unless already completed as a Cub Scout, Boy Scout, or Varsity Scout.
a. Earn the [Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award]].
b. Complete the BSA outdoor ethics orientation course.
c. Explain how each of the four points of the Outdoor Code guides your actions when outdoors.
2a. Read Chapters 7-11 of the Fieldbook, the discussion of Leave No Trace in the Ranger Guidebook, and the Foreword and chapters on Conservation Aesthetic, Wilderness and Land Ethic of A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold. Explain in your own words what Aldo Leopod meant when he stated, "A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it does otherwise."
2b. Lead a group approved by your unit leader in an activity that explores different ethical view poins using materials from http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/outdoorprogram/outdoorethics.aspx, http://lnt.org/ or http://treadlightly.org/.
3. Complete one of the following:
a. Become a Leave No Trace Trainer, Tread Lightly! TREAD Trainer, or have successfully completed a term as a troop or team Leave No Trace Trainer or as a crew officer with responsibility for outdoor ethics training or
b. Research the complete set of Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly! skills related to a planned outdoor adventure. Working with your crew leadership, prepare for the adventure, including learning the skills needed to minimize impacts. Practice the skills at least once before heading out on your adventure. While on your adventure, all members of the crew participating in the adventure should use the outdoor skills and ethics necessary to minimize impacts from their use of the outdoors.
4. Follow the Outdoor Code, Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly! principles on three outings. Develop a poster or presentation explaining how and why you followed the Outdoor Code, Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly! Share it with a group approved by your unit leader or an individual who has completed the BSA outdoor ethics orientation course.
5a. Meet with a local land owner or land manager responsible for an outdoor recreational area or habitat that you use and/or enjoy and discuss the steps that you and your crew can take to reduce adverse impacts on the recreational ecosystem.
5b. With your crew leadership, help plan and participate in a campaign to reduce the adverse impacts on the recreational ecosystem. The campaign should include both service elements (e.g. Land Ethic--service to the land) and outdoor ethics educational components to help educate the public about how to minimize impacts to the area.
6. Help plan and lead either a traditional or a social media event to educate the general public on the importance of protecting the area addressed in requirement #5 and how they can help.
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