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Leave No Trace Training
November 4, 2022 - November 5, 2022
LOCATION: CAMP PELLISSIPPI
TIMES: NOVEMBER 4TH BEGINNING AT 5PM, UNTIL NOVEMBER 5TH AT 7PM * (*Times are approximate)
COST: $25 per person (Max number of attendees, 21)
Friday – Cracker Barrel
Saturday – Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks/Meal-To-Go
BSA Leave No Trace Trainer Course
This 16-hour, overnight course trains interested Scouts and Scouters ages 14 and older to serve as Leave No Trace Trainers. Trainers are the backbone of Scouting’s outdoor ethics program, providing instruction to individuals and units wishing to adopt cutting-edge outdoor ethics into their unit programs. Trainers are specially commissioned to teach the BSA Leave No Trace 101 course and to qualify individuals for the BSA Leave No Trace Awareness card. Each BSA Trainer course is led by a recognized Leave No Trace Master Educator, so your Trainer standing is recognized nationally by the BSA’s partner, the Leave No Trace organization.
- Instructed by: Leave No Trace Master Educator
Leave No Trace Awareness
Instilling values in young people and preparing them to make moral and ethical choices throughout their lifetime is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America. Leave No Trace helps reinforce that mission, and reminds us to respect the rights of other users of the outdoors as well as future generations. Appreciation for our natural environment and a knowledge of the interrelationships of nature bolster our respect and reverence toward the environment and nature.
Leave No Trace is an awareness and an attitude rather than a set of rules. It applies in your backyard or local park as much as in the backcountry. We should all practice Leave No Trace in our thinking and actions–wherever we go.
We learn Leave No Trace by sharing the principles and then discovering how they can be applied. Leave No Trace instills an awareness that spurs questions like “What can we do to reduce our impact on the environment and on the experiences of other visitors?” Use your resources, judgment and experience to tailor camping and hiking practices to the environment where the outing will occur. Forest, mountain, seashore, plains, freshwater, and wetland environments all require different minimum impact practices.
The Leave No Trace Seven Principles
- Plan Ahead and Prepare
- Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
- Dispose of Waste Properly
- Leave What You Find
- Minimize Campfire Impacts
- Respect Wildlife
- Be Considerate of Other Visitors
ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT ANTHONY.INGRAM@SCOUTING.ORG OR CALL HIM AT 865-455-5268