Leave No Trace Trainer Course
LEAVE NO TRACE TRAINER COURSE
Friday, March 11, 2022, 6-9 pm via Zoom
And in-person - Saturday, March 12 - 8:00 am through Sunday March 13, 2022 - 12 noon
Location: Wind Wolves Preserve off Highway 166
Presented by: Southern Sierra Council - Leave No Trace Master Educators, Maria & Jeremy Brown
THIS COURSE IS OPEN TO BOTH YOUTH AND ADULTS!!
Bring your youth leaders to establish a youth-led Leave No Trace program in your unit (minimum age is 14)
This course is recommended for a youth to hold the Scouts BSA/Venturer Scout Outdoor Ethics Guide (formerly Leave No Trace Trainer) position of responsibility (New in 2016)
As more people use parks and recreation facilities, LEAVE NO TRACE guidelines become even more important for outdoor visitors. Leave No Trace is a plan that helps people to be more concerned about their environment and to help them protect it for future generations. Leave No Trace applies in a backyard or local park (front country) as much as it does in the wilderness (backcountry).
This course will be a fun and engaging way to learn the 7 Leave No Trace principles and offer opportunities for you to take these exciting methods back to your unit and start teaching Leave No Trace right away.
You will learn more about:
- How to implement Leave No Trace in your outdoor program
- How to properly present the Leave No Trace skills to others
- What’s new in Leave No Trace techniques and how they apply to the outdoor program
- The Leave No Trace awards and how you can earn them
- And you will give a 15-minute presentation on an assigned Leave No Trace topic.
There is a fee of $40.00 which will cover program materials, Saturday breakfast and dinner, and overnight camping.
The course is open to any Scout (14 yrs. or older), Venturer, adult Scouter or person interested in spreading the message of Leave No Trace.
You will learn the proper techniques for Leave No Trace camping and other activities and have a great time!
All participants will need to supply their own camping equipment. You should bring a folding camp chair for the course, as well. We will be in an outdoor environment, so dress accordingly.
The course will be held rain or shine!
Every person attending will receive a Leave No Trace Trainer Certificate, patch, book, and written materials.
The seven Leave No Trace 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 Vistors