New Leave No Trace Supplemental Training

The National Council Boy Scouts of America has made available another great supplemental training module: Leave No Trace: Preserving the Beauty and Maintaining Our Access to the Land

If you haven’t checked out the supplemental training modules section of the National Council’s website you are missing some great opportunities:

    • Disc Golf in Support of Scouting
      Chain Saw Safety
      Merit Badge Counselor Instructors Guide
      Board of Review Training
      Geocaching to Promote Scouting
      The Order of the Arrow and Your Troop
      Orientation for New Boy Scout Parents
      Planning and Conducting a Safe Scout Outing
      Recruiting Quality Training Staff
      Scoutmaster Conference Training
      Varsity Leader Fast Start
      Selecting Quality Leaders
      The Youth Leadership Training Continuum
      Bullying: Prevention and Intervention Tips for Scout Leaders and Parents
      Conducting an Interfaith Service
      Cub Scout Commissioner Roundtable Fast Start
  • The new Leave No Trace module is everything you need to be able to teach the basics of Leave No Trace.

    Training Summary
    Participants will identify personal nature awareness and stewardship goals. Advanced skills, but simple ones, will be learned to ensure a minimum-impact (Leave No Trace) experience on all outdoor experiences.

    Time Required
    60 minutes

    Target Audience
    Training is effective for adults and youth within all families of the Boy Scouts of America: Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Varsity Scout teams, Venturing crews, and Explorer posts.

    Learning Objectives
    At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

    • Identify personal nature awareness and stewardship goals.
      Learn simple, but effective, skills related to minimum impact outdoor activities.
      Develop an action plan for implementing Leave No Trace principles on future outdoor activities.
  • Training Format
    Training will be a lecture format with an individual goal-setting period at the end of the session. It is suggested that training take place in an outdoor setting, even if it is only on the lawn where you normally meet for training.

    When possible, use photos and articles that illustrate high impact on local areas. The addition of local resources will create meaningful teaching moments that make the training real, relevant, and personal to participants.

    Required Materials
    Each section includes a list of training props. These can be actual items or photos of the item from magazines, the Internet, etc. It is not necessary to have all of the items. The training will be more effective with props and/or photos but will still be successful without them.

    See the entire supplemental training module :

    Please note the link to download the module in pdf is incorrect on the National Council’s website. Until it is fixed, this is the correct link to the Leave No Trace PDF module:

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