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Leave No Trace 101 class on February 8th

posted Jan 11, 2014, 10:33 AM by Scout Masters

At the next troop meeting, I shall be presenting a small introduction to Leave No Trace (LNT) principles.  This will be your first step towards earning the Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award.

I will then be running a 3 hour class covering all 7 Leave No Trace principles.  This is an interactive class with activities (and snacks!).

I strongly encourage those of you going to Philmont to attend. There will be a lot of focus on the backcountry implications of LNT.  We will cover the frontcountry as well, and all are welcome to attend and work towards their Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award.

o   When:  Saturday, February 8th;  8:30 am to 12 noon

o   Where: The American Legion Post

o   What to bring:  Wear your Class A uniform. Bring paper and pen for taking notes.  Bring warm clothes and dress appropriately for the weather.  Part of the class will be outside.

The Leave No Trace principles might seem unimportant until you consider the combined effects of millions of outdoor visitors. One poorly located campsite or campfire may have little significance, but thousands of such instances seriously degrade the outdoor experience for all. Leaving no trace is everyone's responsibility.

The BSA is very involved in the Leave No Trace movement, and have included LNT in the rank advancement requirements for Second Class and First Class.  If you are working towards these ranks and have not finished these requirements, this class will give you all the information you need.

Please e-mail me or your SPL if you plan to attend.

Yours in Scouting,

Mr. Krieg