Outdoor Codes in Camping Merit Badge and Its meanings


Leave No Trace is a set of outdoor ethics promoting conservation in the outdoors. It is the one of the requirement for camping merit badge. It is mentioned in Camping merit Badge requirements (2).

As an American, I will do my best to—

Be clean in my outdoor manners. It means, 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 , or where I do my camp.

Be careful with fire. It means I will prevent wildfire. I will build my fires only when and where they are permitted and 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. It means, I will treat the land and other land users with respect and follow the guidelines, which are mentioned in camping merit badge requirements (9.c), and I will follow the principles of outdoor ethics for all outdoor activities.

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


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