Outdoor Code Wallet Card

Outdoor Code


The wording below is from the back of the Outdoor Code Wallet Card shown above (#33428A) and may differ from that in the Boy Scout Handbook.


I agree to join with the Boy Scouts of America in protecting my country's natural beauty and conserving her natural resources.


The Outdoor Code

As an American, I will do my best to -

  • Be clean in my outdoor manners.
    I will treat the outdoors as a heritage.
    I will take care of it for myself and others
    I will keep my trash and garbage out of lakes, streams, fields, woods, and roadways.
  • Be careful with fire.
    I will prevent wildfire.
    I will build my fires only where they are appropriate.
    When I have finished using a fire, I will make sure it is cold out.
    I will leave a clean fire ring, or remove all evidence of my fire.
  • Be considerate in the outdoors.
    I will treat public and private property with respect.
    I will use low-impact methods of hiking and camping.

and

  • Be conservation minded
    I will learn how to practice good conservation of soil, waters, forests, minerals, grasslands, wildlife, and energy.
    I will urge others to do the same.

For more information, see our Low-Impact and No-Trace Camping & Hiking page, and the Principles of Leave No Trace.


Page updated on: August 06, 2007



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