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Outdoor Ethics

Welcome to the Outdoor Ethics/Conservation page for Powhatan District

Outdoor Ethics is deeply ingrained in the BSA program. No place is this more important than in the outdoors. Scouting and Venturing have a long, proud tradition of conservation service to the nation. All BSA programs all include outdoor stewardship, care for the environment, and Leave No Trace. Through the Outdoor CodeLeave No Trace and Tread Lightly! we can take responsibility for our own impacts. We can provide leadership to those around us to reduce their impacts by making good choices. Together, we can preserve and conserve our rich environmental heritage.

Outdoor Ethics Awards

BSA offers a number of outdoor ethics awards for individuals and units.  If your unit would like to earn an Outdoor Ethics Awareness award, please contact Sara Holtz

Outdoor Ethics Orientation courses 
The course is suitable for scouters and mature scouts. We hope as many units as possible are able to send at least 2 scouts and 1 scouter; this will allow your unit to have youth & adult members qualified to lead Outdoor Ethics at all outdoor events and help your scouts & scouters complete some of the requirements to earn the Outdoor Ethics award for Scouts or NCAC award for Cub Scouts. The course is perfect for your unit’s Outdoor Ethics Guide (formerly LNT Trainer) or scouts who plan to take that leadership role.
Oct 23 in Fairfax
Nov 6 in Alexandria

Leave No Trace Training Courses

Fall offerings still remain! [MORE]


Don’t forget to log your community service hours at the “Journey to Excellence” page here