2022 National Outdoor Ethics & Conservation Conference
Camp Bert Adams in Covington, GA.
In November, Shawn Spencer; (our Council Outdoor Ethics Advocate and Chair of the Joint Committees on Conservation, Outdoor Ethics & STEM for GNYC ) represented the Greater NY Councils at the National Outdoor Ethics & Conservation Conference that was held at the Bert Adams Scout Reservation in Covington, Georgia.
Shawn has recently completed a 10 year turn on the National Committee on Outdoor Ethics & Conservation as the Cub Scout and Urban implementation Specialist – helping Councils across the Country to improve their programs for our Youngest Scouts and their families along with the Urban Audience.
“While at the Conference I became certified as an Advisor for the Distinguished Conservation Service Award in order to help Scouts and Scouters here in GNYC to work on this award. I also presented a class on “Cub Scouts & Outdoor Ethics” and Co- presented a class on Camp Conservation Plans.
During the Conference, I was recognized with the “Outdoor Ethics Distinguished Service Award“. (Presented by Past Chair of the Nat. Comm David Oleary) “
“It was great to be back together with fellow Scouters from across the Country; some of the best of Scoutings people on Conservation and Outdoor Ethics; to Network and hear the successes of folks from other Councils and share our successes. There wa a presentation from the “Green Crew” (A venturing Crew from Minnesota that specializes in Conservation and Outdoor Ethics in ALL tha they do. We even had a vist from “Bigfoot” – He always tries to make the Conference “.
Coming Soon – the Outdoor Ethics & Conservation Conf. will be returning to the Northeast(either 2024 or 2026) and Alpine Scout Reservation is high on the list of possible locations for the event.