National Capital Area Council - TREAD Lightly! Trainer Course - Outdoor Ethics

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TREAD Lightly! Trainer Course - Outdoor Ethics

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Learn about the newest component of the BSA Outdoor Ethics program: Tread Lightly! and how to share the concepts with Scouts and others. Tread Lightly Tread Trainer course is an 6 and a half hour course designed to provide a "crash course" on outdoor ethics focusing on motorized and mechanized recreation on both land and water. Participation in the course qualifies individuals to present the Tread Lightly! message to others in their state or region. Participants will work with a Master Tread Trainer on understanding the role outdoor ethics play in the recreation community, learn the Tread Lightly! principles of responsible recreation and be provided with the tools to conduct workshops and coordinate community outreach. This training is of interest to all Scouters involved with the BSA's outdoor ethics program, including rank advancement, youth leadership positions, awareness awards, and action awards.

The Tread Trainer course is designed to help volunteers promote the message responsible recreation where lands and waters are protected.  This course is centered on land based recreation focusing on the Tread Lightly! principles designed to minimize impacts on roads, trails and the wildlands they access.

All participants will receive a set of brochures and hang tag, TREAD Lightly! Trainer lapel pin, and a certificate of completion.

Register by clicking on the Register button on the top right of the screen.  Additionally, follow this link to register with Tread Lightly!:  To complete your registration, follow these instructions:

  1. Fill out the form at the bottom of the page.  Use "Mike Nostrand" for the Instructor Name.
  2. Click Submit.  This will take you to the payment form
  3. Fill out the form.  Select "Alexandria, VA" for the course location (yes, it is virtual, but humor us)
  4. Finish submission

Your $25.00 registration fee includes a one year membership in TREAD Lightly!, the materials outlined above, and credits for on-line purchases at the Tread Lightly! store.

Special Notes:

  • Open to adults and boy scouts 14 and over.  All participants must sign the TREAD Lightly! Assumption of Risk and Release of Claims found on the Tread Lightly! registration page.


When & Where
Via Zoom
Sunday 09-24-2023
1:00 PM ET to 7:30 PM ET Past
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