Tag Archives: Leave No Trace

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 04, 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 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 […]

Ethics
By Darryl Alder
Oct 30, 2013

BSA Outdoor Ethics at ScoutJam 100

Two weeks ago, I found myself camping with 1600 scouts at ScoutJam100. My assignment was to teach new scouts (11 yr olds) the basics to bring them along the trail to First Class. Luckily I had help; lots of help from people like emergency responders who taught first aid, folks in the pioneering yard who […]

Leave No Trace
By Darryl Alder
Oct 18, 2013

Leave No Trace Trainer Course – October 18-19th at Camp Maple Dell, Payson, Utah

Leave No Trace provides a framework for outdoor ethics, which is summarized in the following seven principles: Plan Ahead and Prepare: Poorly prepared people, when presented with unexpected situations, often resort to high-impact solutions that degrade the outdoors. Proper planning leads to less impact. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces: Damage to land occurs when surface vegetation […]