Mobile Menu

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

Leave No Trace Training Courses

Fall offerings still remain! [MORE]

Tread Lightly Training Courses — Sept 22, US Coast Guard Station Alexandria

Learn about the newest component of the Scouts BSA Outdoor Ethics program:  Tread Lightly! and how to share the concepts with Scouts and others.  [MORE]


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