Conservation Resources

Council Conservation Committee Guidebook

The Council Conservation Committee Guidebook, Second Edition, is designed for Scouting volunteers, professionals, and partner organizations that have an interest in maintaining the conservation program emphasis in Scouting. It is also designed for those dedicated individuals who maintain BSA council properties to ensure that our camps’ natural resources and open spaces continue to provide for the needs of Scouting’s outdoor programs—sustainably—for future generations.

This guidebook is intended to be used for establishing and strengthening council conservation committees. Included are recommendations for organizing, staffing, and operating the committee and tools for managing your camp’s natural resources and ecology program.

Council Conservation Success Stories

Here are some success stories of local council camps doing good things in the name of conservation.

Resica Falls Scout Reservation

Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation 

Conservation Resource Sheets

Sustainability Resources

For more than a century, the Boy Scouts of America has been a leader in conservation education and environmental stewardship. In fact, you might say we were green when green was just a color. Today, we are moving from green to deep green, working across the organization to make sustainability both something we teach and something we live. Go to to learn more about sustainability programs within the BSA.

Sustainability merit badge