The Outdoor Code

As an American, I will do my best to be:

Clean in my outdoor manners -

We will clean up after ourselves using pack it in out techniques.

We avoid leaving graffiti, fire rings, camp gadgets, and other signs of our presence.


Careful with Fire -

Fire is an important tool, but one that can be devastating if it gets out of hand. 

We think about the need for fire, how best to use it, and how to minimize its impacts.


Considerate in the outdoors -

We think about others as well as ourselves and how our presence impacts them.

We think about not just our impact on other humans, but also on wildlife and the environment.


Conservation minded -​​​​​​​​​​

We will think about our impacts on the environment.

We take steps to correct and redress damage to the environment.


- New 2012 wording