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BSA and Leave No Trace What’s New. Mark Hammer, Spring 2010 (updated 9/2). BSA Outdoor Ethics - History. Conservation Legacy Outdoor Code – the 5 th “Ideal” (since 1948) As an American I will do my best to: Be clean in my outdoor manners Be careful with fire

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bsa and leave no trace what s new

BSA and Leave No TraceWhat’s New

Mark Hammer, Spring 2010 (updated 9/2)

bsa outdoor ethics history
BSA Outdoor Ethics - History
  • Conservation Legacy
  • Outdoor Code – the 5th “Ideal”(since 1948)
    • As an American I will do my best to:
      • Be clean in my outdoor manners
      • Be careful with fire
      • Be considerate in the outdoors
      • Be conservation minded
  • … Minimum Impact …
  • Leave No Trace (since 1994)
    • build upon the ethic in the Outdoor Code
    • to provide more specific guidelines and skills when acting in the outdoors
bsa 2010 increased lnt emphasis
BSA 2010 – Increased LNT Emphasis
  • New Advancement Requirements
  • New Junior Leadership Position
  • New Advocacy Positions
  • New Courses
  • New BSA Outdoor Ethics Website
new bsa rank requirements
New BSA Rank Requirements
  • Second Class

2 - Discuss the principles of Leave No Trace

3b - On one of these campouts, select your patrol site and sleep in a tent that you pitched. Explain what factors you should consider when choosing a patrol site and where to pitch a tent.

  • First Class

3 - Since joining, have participated in ten separate troop/patrol activities (other than troop/patrol meetings), three of which included camping overnight. Demonstrate the principles of Leave No Trace on these outings.

  • Star, Life, and Eagle

5 - Leave No Trace Trainer is a new qualifying leadership position

leave no trace trainer
Leave No Trace Trainer
  • New Youth Leadership Position - 2010
  • From bsahandbook.org
    • The Leave No Trace Trainer
      • specializes in teaching Leave No Trace principles
      • ensures that the troop follows these principles on outings
      • can help Scouts earn the Leave No Trace award
      • should have a thorough understanding of and commitment to Leave No Trace
      • Completed Leave No Trace Trainer (16-hour) training
      • Ideally - earned the Camping and Environmental Science merit badges
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Leave No Trace Trainer
  • The Leave No Trace Trainer:
    • Teaches troop and patrol members the principles of Leave No Trace
    • Improves Scouts’ outdoor ethics decision making skills
    • Helps the troop and patrol to prevent avoidable impacts and minimize unavoidable impacts from our use of the outdoors.
  • The Senior Patrol Leader Appoints:
    • Leave No Trace Trainer
      • Scout who has successfully completed the 16-hour minimum nationally recognized Leave No Trace Trainer training course
    • Instructor teaching Leave No Trace skills
      • Scout who has not completed Leave No Trace Trainer training
bsa outdoor ethics
BSA Outdoor Ethics
  • BSA Leave No Trace Taskforce (2007-2008)
  • New - BSA Outdoor Ethics Website: (under construction)
    • outdoorethics-bsa.org
  • New - Council Outdoor Ethics Advocate
    • Coordinates: Training, Recruiting, Promoting and Reporting
    • Each Council should have at least one: Leave No Trace Master Instructors
    • Each District should have at least one: Leave No Trace Trainers
  • BSA Specialized Leave No Trace Training
    • New - BSA Leave No Trace 101 – 3 hours
    • BSA Leave No Trace Trainer Course – 16 hours
    • BSA Leave No Trace Master Educator Course – 5 day
    • New - Implementing Leave No Trace in the Local Council (Philmont)
local lnt training opportunities
Local LNT Training Opportunities
  • BSA LNT Trainer Courses (Friday evening, all day Saturday - $25)
    • October 15-16, 2010 - Cheyenne
    • April 8-9, 2011 –Camp Patiya, Boulder
  • BSA LNT Master Educator Courses(5-day course - $300)
    • October 4-9, 2010 - Philmont
    • More in other states …
lnt resources
LNT Resources
  • Longs Peak Council website:

longspeakbsa.org/conservation/LNT

    • The web page has current news, links to LNT resource, classes, contacts, ...
  • Contacts:
    • Your District Conservation Committee Representative, LNT Trainers and LNT contacts
      • See website for contact info
    • Mark Hammer, Council Outdoor Ethics Advocate
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