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