This year the fourth Outdoor Ethics Conference will be held in the Central Region from October 18th to 21st, 2018 at Naish Scout Reservation in Bonner Springs, KS just west of Kansas City, KS. The keynote address will be given by Al Lambert from the National Office. Some of the many presenters include Ben Lawhon and Andrew Leary from the Leave No Trace Center, Danielle Fowles from Tread Lightly!, Dr. Jeff Marion from Virginia Tech and Dave O’Leary from the BSA Outdoor Ethics National Task Force. There will also be pre-conference workshops on Hornaday Advisor, Master Tread Trainer and Council Outdoor Ethics Advocates available from October 16th through October 18th.The New Information Flyer and Registration flyer can be found on the Home page of the Outdoor Ethics website at: http://outdoorethics-bsa.org.
In 2012 the first National Outdoor Ethics Conference was held in the Southern region at the Donald Reynolds Scout Training Center in Damascus, AR. This was followed by a second conference in 2014 in the Northeast Region at Camp Alpine in Alpine, NJ. A third conference was then held in 2016 in the Western Region at Camp Tracey in the Salt Lake City area.
Attendees at the conference will include Leave No Trace Trainers and Master Educators, Outdoor Ethics Advocates (Council, Area and Region levels), National Outdoor Ethics Task Force Members, and scouters interested in Outdoor Ethics, Hornaday and Conservation subject matter. Please come and join us.
Outdoor Ethics continues to be a significant part of the Outdoor Program for the Boy Scouts of America. Segments of Outdoor Ethics are now part of the rank requirements in Cub Scouts. Chapter 7 in the current Boy Scout Handbook is devoted to Outdoor Ethics as are chapters 7 through 10 in the Fieldbook.
For all things Outdoor Ethics please check the Outdoor Ethics website provided by the BSA’s Outdoor Ethics Task Force at http://outdoorethics-bsa.org for the latest information on the conference updates, resources, trainings, awards and council and national contacts.
Central Region, Area 7 Outdoor Ethics Advocate