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Outdoor Ethics Programs
 
"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)
 
 

Leave No Trace Trainer Courses

      
Weekend:     May 13-15, 2016     
Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation
Course Director: Chris Castillo christopher.w.castillo@gmail.com 
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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.

Leave No Trace Master Educator Courses

 
Weekends of April 8-10 and April 21-24, 2016
Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation, Schuylkill Haven, PA
Contact:  Ross Stowell (610) 777-5347  outdoorethics@hmc-bsa.org
 
Weekends of May 5-7 and May 18-21, 2016
National Capital Area Council
Contact:  Victor Dieniek (703) 855-8428  vbieniek@gmail.com              
       
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:  Leave No Trace Trainer or approval from Council Outdoor Ethics Advocate
· Instructed byNationally-designateded 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 101 Course Guide, Leave No Trace Master Educator certificate from the BSA and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, and National Park Service Leave No Trace DVD courtesy of the National Park Service.
 
 
For more information on Leave No Trace Master Educator courses across the country please go to http://outdoorethics-bsa.org/me_courses.htm

 
For more information about Leave No Trace or Tread Lightly!
contact Don Callihan, Council Outdoor Ethics Advocate