Outdoor Ethics Orientation Course

2013 OE patch

Check out the remaining dates for 2016!


To Signup for a Course, send an email to gro.asb-agen@scihte-roodtuo 
Include your name and the number of Scouts and Adults that will be joining you. 

Outdoor ethics is deeply ingrained in the BSA program. The Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Venturing, and Sea Scout programs all include outdoor stewardship, care for the environment, and Leave No Trace as part of their programs.

If you are prepared to venture down the path of becoming aware of your surroundings, of building the skills that will allow you to leave no trace on the land, then the Outdoor Ethics Awareness and Action Awards are for you. The Outdoor Ethics Action Awards can be earned by both youth and adult.

A requirement for the Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Venturer, and Adult Outdoor Ethics Awards is to Complete the BSA Outdoor Ethics Orientation Course.

There are several opportunities to take this course through end of  2016. All courses will be at Scoutland and there is no charge for the course.


 Date Time Location
May 21st 2016 9:00am – 12:00pm Scoutland Craft Shack
October 15th 2016 9:00am – 12:00pm Scoutland Craft Shack
November 19th 2016 9:00am – 12:00pm Scoutland Cleveland Hall
December 17th 2016 9:00am – 12:00pm Scoutland Cleveland Hall

To ensure that sufficient course materials are on hand, please signup for the session of your choice. Please include the number of Scouts and Adults.

This course is open to anyone interested in living and playing in the outdoors. Especially for: Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts, Adult Leaders, and Parents. Plan to arrive early and be prepared to learn about:

  • Outdoor and Land Use Ethics
  • Outdoor Code
  • Leave No Trace
  • Tread Lightly
  • BSA Outdoor Ethics Programs and Awards


To find out more and to get started on the awards and activities, visit Outdoor Ethics Awards on www.scouting.org.