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Leave No Trace should be a key part of any outdoor experience. Scouting has embraced the Leave No Trace program as the core of our outdoor ethics.
This course is for everyone 14 and older who teaches outdoor skills to others.
The Leave No Trace Trainer Course is typically held twice a year, once at the beginning of summer and again in the fall.
- Spring Session – June 3-4, 2017 – Ben Delatour Scout Ranch
- Fall Session – September 23-24, 2017 – Camp Patiya
When it’s ready, registration for both sessions can be accomplished from the Outdoor Ethics website.
- You don’t have to be a scout to take this course, it is for everyone 14 and older who teaches outdoor skills to others.
- Course Fee: $33 (includes over $35 worth of LNT materials, Saturday lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch, council fee)
For 2 participants from the same family who will share one set of the LNT materials, the second person is only $15.
- Preregistration is required and class size is limited.
- Each participant will prepare and present a short (10 minute) lesson. Topic assignments will be emailed to participants before the course.
- A suggested equipment list, driving directions, etc will be emailed to participants before the course.
Scouting has embraced the Leave No Trace program as the core of our outdoor ethics. Within Scouting, this course is recommended for:
- Troop, Team, Crew leaders – youth & adults
- Outdoor service project leadership
- Camp Commissioners, Campmasters
- Cub Scout Pack adult leaders
- High Adventure crew leaders
- OA members (youth and adult)
- Summer camp and High Adventure Base staff
- District training teams and other outdoor skills instructors
- Commissioners serving units that conduct outdoor and/or high adventure programs
- “High end” course instructors (Wood Badge, National Youth Leadership Training, etc.)
Every Troop, Team, Crew and Pack should have at least one Leave No Trace Trainer. This is also recommended training for a scout to hold the Outdoor Ethics Guide junior leadership position in his troop.
Participants learn Leave No Trace awareness, principles, skills and ethics through a combination of presentation, discussion, and hands-on activities. They learn and practice techniques for teaching these concepts. Those completing the course will be Leave No Trace Trainers, recognized by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and the BSA.
Those who complete the course are prepared to:
- Understand, demonstrate, and teach minimum impact techniques to friends, family, scouting groups, and other community groups.
- Teach general Leave No Trace awareness workshops or other activities.
- Teach the BSA Leave No Trace 101 Awareness class, help others earn the new Outdoor Ethics Awards, and lead related activities at scouting events.
- Lead discussions on outdoor ethics and help others explore their own personal outdoor ethic.
- Serve as an outdoor ethics resource in their community and scouting district.
For more information read the BSA Outdoor Ethics Training Overview
Lead Instructor and contact for more information:
Mark Hammer, Outdoor Ethics Advocate, Longs Peak Council
The Longs Peak Council is an official non-profit partner of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics