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Scouts Australia Environment Charter

A Scout cares for
the environment by:

Protecting and Improving Biodiversity

Scouts protect biodiversity by caring for plants, animals and their habitat. They make sure their adventures in the outdoors only have positive impacts on the variety of ecosystems they visit. Scout campsites and properties are managed so existing wildlife habitat is protected and degraded habitat is restored.

Learning About the Environment and Inspiring Others

Scouts join their communities in activities that encourage life-long learning about the environment. Scouts develop innovative education activities and inspire others to be involved with their journey to take care of our environment.

Enjoying and Connecting

Scouts take time to enjoy the environment through passive or active pursuits. They develop connections to the environment with its beauty, drama and excitement.

Living Sustainable Lives by Taking Action to Reduce Negative Impacts

Scouts aim to reduce their environmental footprint by acting to reduce, reuse and recycle waste, and minimise use of energy and water at scouting events and in their daily lives. Scouts support healthy environments by reducing the risk from harmful substances, minimising the use of non-renewable resources, embrace sustainable energy technologies and protecting our clean air and water.

Thinking Global Acting Local

Scouts adapt their activities at a local level to minimise impacts that change the Earth’s natural processes. Scouts are creating a better world through activities that tackle our environmental, social and economic challenges. They will develop strategies to be prepared for changes in weather conditions that will occur due to climate change.