Leave No Trace Program
“The Boy Scouts of America has adopted the principles of Leave No Trace, which are easy to learn and apply. Every outing and activity should be conducted with Leave No Trace in mind. As young people mature, we will enjoy an increasingly beautiful environment because of the impact of their training in Leave No Trace. As members of the Boy Scouts of America, we should be good stewards of our environment through knowledgeable use of resources.
..We all must take responsibility for our decisions when we use the outdoors, and we should treat the environment with respect so future generations can enjoy the outdoors as we do today.” -Teaching Leave No Trace (BSA No. 21-117)
The Leave No Trace ”Three Tiered Training Structure”
- MASTER EDUCATOR COURSE
After completion of this six day course participants become “Master Educators” and are qualified to conduct Trainer courses and Awareness Seminars
- TRAINER COURSE
After completion of this two day course participants become “LNT Trainers” and are qualified to conduct Awareness Seminars
- AWARENESS SEMINARS
These formal training courses range in length from 30 minutes to one day and are a key opportunity to influence Outdoor Ethics at the user level
Scout Awards Program: Outdoor Ethics Awards (NEW)
The Leave No Trace scout awards are being phased out and being replaced by the Outdoor Ethics Award. This includes both Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly principals. The program has various requirements based on the scouting program you are in. For more information on this award, go to the following link:
To request a trainer to come out to your unit and work on this award, please contact the Council Outdoor Ethics Advocate.
BSA 101 Course
This Awareness Seminar is conducted by Scouts or Scouters who have completed a LNT Trainer course. This training is credited to individual BSA training records as an official BSA Training. Trainers conducting a BSA 101 Course should submit a Training Attendance Report to the Council Outdoor Ethics Advocate. Once approved the Advocate will return training certificates to the trainer and register the participants with the Council Training Committee and Council Registrar.
Leave No Trace Trainer Course
This course is designed to train Boy Scouts (age 14 and older), Venturers and Adults (Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venture) to serve as Leave No Trace Trainers for Scouting and the wider public. (For a Scout to serve in the position of Leave No Trace Trainer, he must complete the Leave No Trace Trainer Course)
The youth leaders of a busy outdoor adventure program must be able to apply Leave No Trace to a variety of activities in differing environments during all seasons of the year, all done in the company of Scouting youth and adults with varying levels of outdoor skills, self discipline and commitment to an outdoor ethic.
Additionally, the course will provide participants with a deeper understanding of Leave No Trace to help individuals make and guide others in making good choices to minimize recreational impacts to help protect the wonderful outdoor locations they choose to enjoy.
Individuals planning trips to National High Adventure Bases, Camp Staff members, Unit Leaders and those in District or Council training positions are urged to attend.
2014 LNT TRAINER COURSE
Course Dates: None offered in our Council this year. However, BSA Grand Canyon Council is offering a course on October 31-Nov 1st.
Grand Canyon Leave No Trace Trainer Course online registration link: http://www.grandcanyonbsa.org/event/1503877
Please contact the Council Outdoor Ethics Advocate for more information available.
Leave No Trace Master Educator Course
This five-day, five-night course trains interested individuals ages 18 and up to serve as Leave No Trace Master Educators. Master Educators work with their council’s Outdoor Ethics Advocates to provide Leave No Trace Trainer, BSA Leave No Trace 101 and outdoor ethics awareness courses. Each BSA Master Educator course is taught by a set of nationally-designated Master Educator Instructors, so your Master Educator standing is recognized nationally the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.
- Prerequisite: Registered Boy Scouter. Leave No Trace Trainer or approval from Council Outdoor Ethics Advocate
- Instructed by: Nationally-designated Leave No Trace Master Educator Instructors
- Participants receive: Leave No Trace Master Educator card from BSA, BSA Leave No Trace Trainer Course Manual, Leave No Trace Master Educator certificate from the BSA and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.
For more information on Leave No Trace Master Educator courses across the country please go to http://outdoorethics-bsa.org/me_courses.htm
Click below to register for the upcoming courses:
2014 LNT TRAINER COURSE
Course Dates: None offered in 2014
If you would like to take this course, please contact the Council Outdoor Ethics Advocate for status of the next course.
FALL 2014 BSA LNT MASTER EDUCATOR COURSE
Course Dates: October 20-25, 2014 (See attached flier)
Camp Lawton, Tucson AZ (Register online)
Registration deadline is 10/3/14
Super Regional BSA Outdoor Ethics Conference
November 6-9, 2014 - Camp Alpine, NJ (See attached flier)
Catalina Council Outdoor Ethics Advocate
Cindy Reilly firstname.lastname@example.org 520-256-5566
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.
BSA Catalina Council Outdoor Ethics Advocate
AZ State Leave No Trace Advocate
Leave No Trace Master Educator