Outdoor Code & Leave No Trace



THE OUTDOOR CODE

The Outdoor Code is an oath to remind a Scout of the importance of caring for the environment.

AS AN AMERICAN, I WILL DO MY BEST TO –

BE CLEAN IN MY OUTDOOR MANNERS,

I will treat the outdoors as a heritage. I will take care of it for myself and others.  I will keep my trash and garbage out of lakes, streams, fields, woods, and roadways.


BE CAREFUL WITH FIRE,

I will prevent wildfire. I will build my fires only where they are
appropriate.  When I have finished using a fire, I will make sure it is cold out. I will leave a clean fire ring or remove 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.

AND, BE CONSERVATION-MINDED.

I will learn to practice good conservation of soil, waters, forest, minerals, grasslands, wildfires, and energy.  I will urge others to do the same.

           

 
LEAVE NO TRACE

1.  Know Before You Go
2.  Choose the Right Path
3.  Trash Your Trash
4. Leave What You Find
5. Be Careful with Fire
6. Respect Wildlife
7. Be Kind to Other Visitors