Outdoor Ethics & Leave No Trace

Outdoor Ethics Awards Discontinued for Cub Scouts

outdoor ethics awardsWhen I was at the Philmont Training Center a few weeks ago, one of our instructors told us that the Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award and the Outdoor Ethics Action Award had been retired.

This wasn’t a secret, but I didn’t want to share with you until I had some documentation.  The news has now been shared on the Scouting Program Updates page.

Here is the statement regarding the retirement of these awards. Continue reading

Cub Scout Environmental Service Project Ideas

Wolf Requirement 7E Stories
One of the Wolf Cub Scout requirements in the old program was designed to help the boys understand how they can help take care of our world.

While this is no longer a requirement in the new Cub Scout adventure program, we should strive to live by the Scouting Outdoor Code which says,

As an American, I will do my best to –
Be clean in my outdoor manners.
Be careful with fire.
Be considerate in the outdoors.
Be conservation minded.

In addition, every rank has a service project requirement. Get some great project ideas by reading about what other kids have done.

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