'As an American, I will do my best to be clean in my outdoor manners, be careful with fire, be considerate in the outdoors, and be conservation-minded.'
What the Outdoor Code means
The Outdoor Code reminds Scouts of the importance of caring for the environment. Its ideal take on special meaning whenever you are camping, hiking, and taking part in other outdoor events.
Being clean in you manners, careful with fire, and considerate means you can enjoy the outdoors n ways that do the environments no harm. For example, using the principles of Leave No Trace, you can hike and camp in an area without leaving any signs that you were there.
Being conservation-minded encourages the protection and thoughtful use of natural resources. You also can do your part in service projects that improve the condition of wildlife, water, air, forests, and the land itself.
Wisdom you gain about the outdoors through your Scouting experiences can direct you actions wherever you are, whatever you do, and at every stage of your life. Your commitment to the Outdoor Code will make a positive difference in the quality of the environment today and for generations to come.