According to a news release from Utah National Parks Council men's actions violated the Boy Scouts of America's "Leave No Trace" principle.
"Leave No Trace" teaches the value of natural areas and the methods we can use to help protect and conserve these areas for future generations.
The Utah National Parks Council released this statement following the incident:
"We are shocked and disappointed by this reprehensible behavior. For more than a century, the Boy Scouts of America has been a leader in conservation-from stewardship to sustainability. We teach our 2.6 million youth members and 1.1 million adult members, who collectively spend more than 5.5 million nights outdoors, the principles of "Leave No Trace." These principles stress a commitment to maintaining the integrity and character of the outdoors and all living things."
The isolated actions of these individuals are absolutely counter to our beliefs and what we teach. We are reviewing this matter and will take appropriate action.