I give my pledge as an American
to save and faithfully defend from waste of the natural resources of my country,
its air, soil and minerals,
its forests, waters and wildlife.
Michigan United Conservation Clubs adopted Outdoor Life’s Conservation Pledge soon after it was created in 1946. A statewide contest was held in 1950 to present President Truman with a wood-carved copy of the Conservation Pledge. To this day, MUCC recites it before every meeting, as do we here at O.C.S.C. and at most of the MUCC affiliated local conservation clubs. It reminds us every day what conservation is all about. The Conservation Pledge is as relevant today as ever.