The earliest publicly published Hobo Ethical Code was by Tourist Union #63 in 1889.
A union started by hobos to aid hobos in gaining employment. The union was open to hobos across the nation.
There were 63 hobos present during the creation of the union and the name Tourist Union #63 was created.
Out of that union came The Hobo Ethical Code of 1889.

The Hobo Ethical code of 1889

Hobo Ethics 1899

A simplified version by SunsetRoute1970

  • Keep a Clean Camp
  • Leave No Trace
  • Do No Damage
  • Make No Disturbance
  • Don’t Shit Where You Eat

SSoIH's Simplified Motto

semper in sancto velant

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