BSA Announces 2008 Leave No Trace Master Educator Courses
The Boy Scouts of America is committed to implementing Leave No Trace (LNT) at all levels of its program.
Following the seven LNT principles affects millions of outdoor visitors. One poorly located campsite or campfire may have little significance, but thousands of such instances can seriously spoil a person’s enjoyment of the outdoors.
Rather than a set of rules, Leave No Trace is an awareness, an attitude, and a sense of ethical principles that guide our outdoor experience. It applies equally to a family’s backyard, a local council Scout camp, or a wilderness backcountry.
Leaving no trace is everyone’s responsibility, especially Scouts and Scouters. Are we setting the correct example?
Through a cooperative agreement with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, the BSA seeks LNT Master Educators for every Scout council and LNT Trainers for every district.
The Master Educator course is designed for people who are actively teaching outdoor skills or providing recreation information to the public. Master Educators can train others in Leave No Trace skills, as well as facilitate Leave No Trace Trainer courses and awareness workshops. The BSA/LNT Master Educator course fee ranges from $300 to $400, depending on the course location.
The 2008 course schedule is listed below. To attend, participants must be recommended by their local council’s Scout executive and should have LNT Trainer status.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be expected to return to their home councils and to train LNT Trainers.
To request an application for one of the courses below, contact the host council, national high adventure base, or your local Scout council service center.
For more information about Leave No Trace, go to www.lnt.org.
The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace
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