Scouts of all ages are guided by the Outdoor Code and the principles of Leave No Trace when they participate in outdoor activities. Cub Scouts and their leaders can earn the Outdoor Ethics Awareness award to start learning about being responsible citizens while outdoors. Then they can take it a step further and earn the Outdoor Ethics Action award by actively using their knowledge of the Outdoor Code and LNT.
The Outdoor Ethics Awareness award can be earned by Cub Scouts and their leaders. Upon completion of the requirements, participants are presented with a patch.
For requirement 4, BSA offers this information: The person who can facilitate the outdoor ethics activity in Cub Scout Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award requirement No. 4 is any person who is any of the following: a Leave No Trace Master Educator or Trainer, a Tread Lightly! Master Tread Trainer or Tread Trainer, a person who has completed either the BSA outdoor ethics orientation course (in beta testing) or the BSA Leave No Trace 101 course, or any person who has earned the BSA Leave No Trace Awareness Card. It’s also allowable for any individual designated by a council outdoor ethics advocate or, in the absence of an advocate, the Scout executive or his or her designee, to facilitate the “outdoor ethics activity.” If you need further advice, check with your council.
Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award Requirements
These requirements are for Cub Scouts and their leaders to earn the award:
- Describe what the Outdoor Code means to you.
- Complete the Leave No Trace online course and print the certificate.
- Complete the Tread Lightly! TL! Kids Outdoor Quiz and print the certificate. Click on the “Outdoor Quiz” arrow.
- Participate in an outdoor ethics activity facilitated by a person who has completed the BSA outdoor ethics orientation course or is a BSA outdoor ethics trainer or master.