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As an American, I will do my best to
Be clean in my outdoor manners,
Be careful with fire,
Be considerate in the outdoors,
and be conservation-minded.

* Cub Scouts & Scouters - earn the Outdoor Ethics Awareness  and Action Awards - see application under flyers & forms.

The member-driven Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics teaches people of all ages how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly, and is the most widely accepted outdoor ethics program used on public lands. Through relevant and targeted education, research and outreach, the Center ensures the long-term health of our natural world. In its simplest form, Leave No Trace is about making good decisions to protect the world around you - the world we all enjoy

"The Leave No Trace principles might seem unimportant until you consider the combined effects of millions of outdoor visitors. One poorly located campsite or campfire may have little significance, but thousands of such instances seriously degrade the outdoor experience for all. Leaving no trace is everyone's responsibility."

"Leave No Trace is an awareness and an attitude rather than a set of rules. It applies in your backyard or local park as much as in the backcountry. We should all practice Leave No Trace in our thinking and actions--wherever we go.", BSA

The 7 Principals of Leave No Trace

1 - Plan ahead and prepare

2 - Travel and camp on durable surfaces

3 - Dispose of waste properly (Pack it in, Pack it out)

4 - Leave what you find

5 - Minimize campfire impacts

6 - Respect Wildlife

7 - Be considerate of other visitors

Learn More About Leave No Trace

The Boy Scouts of America is committed to implementing Leave No Trace at all levels of the program. Earning the BSA Leave No Trace Achievement Award could set the stage for starting on a comprehensive Leave No Trace training continuum.

Leave No Trace training (offered for Scouts and Scouters) and LNT Master Educators courses (a multi-day course for adults) are offered through various BSA councils.

For more information from the BSA, see Teaching Leave No Trace—an excellent resource for teaching the Leave No Trace principles to Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers.

More information about Leave No Trace can also be obtained by contacting your local land manager or local office of the Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service, the National Park Service, or the Fish and Wildlife Service. Or, contact the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics toll-free at 800-332-4100 or on the Internet at http://www.lnt.org


National Scout Jamborees

What is the National Scout Jamboree?
Imagine 50,000 Scouts (young men and women from Troops, Crews & Ships), volunteers, and staff from all over the country PLUS Scouts and Leaders from multiple countries, all gathered together for one big celebration of Scouting! Held once every four years at the Summit Bechtel Scout Reservation, the National Scout Jamboree is a chance to camp out with friends, meet new friends, try high-adventure activities, learn new skills, and enjoy the outdoors. Over 10 days long, there are exhibits, stadium shows with entertainment, opportunities to work on merit badges — there's something for everybody!

Boy Scout Troops and Venture Crews attend
High adventure like you've never seen. Whitewater rafting, climbing, zip lines, mountain biking, and much, much more. (Not to mention all of the things you've grown to love about the jamboree: patch trading, SCUBA, stadium shows, Technology Quest ... who could ask for more?)

Stay tuned for info. on the Gulf Stream Council 2017 Jamboree contingents (Troops & Crews)!