Scope Of Position

As the outdoor ethics guide, you serve as a member of the patrol leaders’ council representing outdoor ethics. To be successful, you need to understand the needs of your troop as well as the needs of the Scouts.

The person chosen as outdoor ethics guide must be willing to take on the additional time and responsibility of being an outdoor ethics guide. He will be the primary role model on how to behave in the outdoors. He must agree and willingly execute his roles and responsibilities. If questions or problems come up, he must be willing to go to the appropriate leadership for guidance and resolution.

A troop can choose to have several outdoor ethics guides and assign portions of the responsibilities to each. As an example, a troop might choose to have an older Scout attend the Leave No Trace trainer course and focus on high-adventure planning.

You can download the Outdoor Ethics Guide Handbook, here.