Outdoor Code of SCOUTS South Africa

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The Scout Outdoor Code

I will treat the outdoors – our veld, rivers and mountains – as a heritage to be cherished and protected, and to be enriched for our own greater enjoyment and for future generations. I will learn to understand nature and her ways.

I will learn how to practice conservation of soil, water, forests, grasslands and wildlife, and urge others to do the same.

I will treat public and private land with respect, remembering that the use of the outdoors is a privilege.

I will prevent fires and build my own fire in a safe place, and be sure it is out before I depart.

I will keep my litter and garbage out of South African waters, fields, woods, veld and roadways.

Whenever I take from nature for my own use, I will endeavour to return a share of her bounty.

The Cub Outdoor Code

I will do my best to protect and care for wildlife, trees and flowers.

I will do my best to keep the countryside, roads and beaches free of litter.

Cub Outdoor Code – poster

Cub Outdoor Code – double sided cards for printing