Category Archives: Outdoor Ethics

Outdoor Ethics
By Keith Abraham
Aug 13, 2014

Outdoor Ethics

Keith Abraham the Council and Area Outdoor Ethics Advocate writes:  “After a quick explanation of what Outdoor Ethics is I have listed the actual/potential value that an ongoing emphasis of these ethics brings to the Council properties, Scouts, their families, and everyone else in our Council and the surrounding area. “Additionally I have listed the [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Jul 05, 2014

Conservation and Scouting

“Conservation means development as much as it does protection. I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use the natural resources of our land, but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob, by wasteful use, the generations that come after us. . . . Moreover, I believe that the natural [...]

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By Ken Cluff
Jun 04, 2014

Boat Camping

Let’s include all kinds of water craft, canoes, kayaks, power boats and inflatable rafts. Time spent on the water and at a primitive camp is unforgettable and cherished Varsity Scout time together. The Program Feature book (see canoe camping and Safety a Float) has a vast amount of information and covers this activity quite well. (Also note the float trips at Utahscouts.org) [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Jun 02, 2014

Outdoor Ethics and Leave No Trace Training

“When you leave (the camp), leave nothing but your thanks and a good name.” Lord Baden-Powell Since outdoor life is one of our key methods for teaching youth, no place in Scouting is more important than the outdoors.  According to Keith Abraham, Utah National Parks Council Outdoor Ethics Advocate, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has begun to use [...]

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By Ken Cluff
May 05, 2014

Fly-Fishing

Fly-fishing is probably the world’s oldest recorded method of angling. The fishermen of those early days of fly-fishing began to dress up hooks to look like insects which, they noticed, the local fish were eating. In addition to using these ‘‘insects,’’ the early fishermen found that using a light, limber rod also made catching supper [...]