SDIC Outdoor Ethics

Our Mission Statement:
Our mission is to protect the outdoors by teaching and inspiring all Scouts and Scouters in the San Diego Imperial Council to enjoy all natural places while living the elements of the Outdoor Code by practicing the principles of Leave No Trace, Tread Lightly!, and "The Land Ethic."

Our Vision:
Our vision is to be recognized as a resource in the ethical treatment of our outdoor spaces. We are guided by the Scout Oath and Law and Outdoor Code to model the outdoor ethics we learn in Scouting and share them with the greater San Diego and Imperial communities. Our Scouts and Scouters will reach out by our example and through education to everyone who uses public lands, inspiring ethical enjoyment of the outdoors.

Aldo Leopold was the Supervisor for Carson Forest near Taos, west of Philmont. He offers some profound and directional insights on his webpage. Click below to read what he has to say.
Leopold website

San Diego-Imperial Council Outdoor Ethics committee is comitted to preserving our nation's natural areas through our education about the "Land Ethic", partnership with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and Tread Lightly to teach and promote responsible engagement and active stewardship of the outdoors by all people.

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Visit It's the future of Outdoor Ethics baseline communications from National Programs.

Read the Outdoor Ethics Handbook