Outdoor ethics education: implications for boy scout training
The research question addressed in this project was, how well do Boy Scout outdoor ethics programs utilize factors that result in responsible environmental behavior? It explores current thought on factors that contribute to ethical decision making, methods to develop responsible environmental behavior and models. It provides insight into the impact of the outdoor culture of Scouting. From these a training model is developed. Presence of factors that contribute to ethical outdoor decision making in the outdoor ethics program is tested. A survey finds factors that support responsible outdoor behavior were utilized, but finds a critical gap. Both those teaching outdoor practice and those being taught are found to be missing a basic assumption of the study. A common outdoor ethic of awareness that outdoor behavior can harm natural areas was not supported. Emphasizing this in training is suggested for an effective responsible outdoor behavior training program.
Groven, Heidi Lindsay, "Outdoor ethics education: implications for boy scout training" (2012). School of Education Student Capstones and Dissertations. 1068.
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