This course is designed to provide senior Scouts, co-ed Venturers and/or community teenagers & adults the Leave No Trace© Trainer training. Using the LNT© and Outdoor Ethics message, participants will learn ‘hands-on’ how to plan and prepare for future trips by taking advantage of durable surfaces to camp and hike, properly disposing of waste, leaving what is found where it is found, minimizing the impacts of campfires, respecting wildlife, and respecting others who may travel the same path.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be qualified as a Leave No Trace© Trainer and empowered to teach LNT Awareness Courses to others of how and why to protect all precious outdoor resources and to widely share the Leave No Trace message via the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace©.
This course is open to anyone (age 14 or older, preferred).
The experience will consist of:
– Friday check-in between 6pm-7pm (no dinner provided; only snacks)
– Friday classroom time followed by indoor cabin/bunk lodging
– Saturday ‘field training’
– LNT lessons co-taught by all participants (each participant will co-teach)
– Saturday dismissal prior to dinner between 5:30 pm
[Friday evening snacks, Saturday breakfast, and lunch are included in the course.]
Participants are required to bring all personal clothing and gear appropriate for a minimalist “pack-in, pack-out’ overnight in a rustic cabin setting. Lodging will be according to BSA Youth Protection standards and may involve sharing a cabin with others of similar age group and gender. Participants who wish to bring their own tent/hammock for outdoor accommodations may do so, as desired. Some gear may be available for loan or rental to those who request at least two weeks in advance, depending on need. All cost of course materials, certification materials, and indicated meals are covered by tuition.
All participants must bring a completed Annual Health and Medical Record (AHMR) Part A and B.