Through good Scout camping, I pledge to preserve the beauty and splendor of the Philmont wilderness.
I commit myself to:
- An absence of litter and graffiti
- Respect for wildlife
- Conservation and proper use of water
- Respect for trails and trail signs
- Proper use of campsites
The seven principles of Leave No Trace are:
- Plan Ahead and Prepare
- Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
- Dispose of Waste Properly
- Leave What You Find
- Minimize Campfire Impacts
- Respect Wildlife
- Be Considerate of Other Visitors
The Wilderness Pledge Guia should be selected by the crew prior to the first shakedown hike and should help the crew follow these two wilderness ethics both at home and at Philmont.