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Leave No Trace – Trainer Course

October 22, 2022 @ 8:00 am - October 23, 2022 @ 4:00 pm


Update: 9/16/22
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we can no longer off this fall training course. It will be offered again in Spring 2023.

Become part of a National movement and join us for a weekend of camping and Leave No Trace activities and course work in the outdoors (October 22-23, 2022 @ Treasure Valley Scout Reservation). 

This course will be given in a back country setting so bring a tent and backpack filled with your personal gear as we learn the principles of Leave No Trace and put those lessons into practice. We’ll supply the food and the training materials. All you’ll need is enthusiasm and a desire to protect the outdoors, minimize your “human footprint” on those locations that you plan to visit, and passion to pass on your knowledge to others.

This course is designed to teach both adults and senior Scouts the Leave No Trace and Outdoor Ethics message. You will learn how to plan and prepare for your trip, take advantage of durable surfaces to camp and hike, properly dispose of waste, leave what you find, minimize the impacts of campfires, respect wildlife, and respect others that may travel your path in days to come. Upon completion of the course, you will gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to protect the outdoors so that others may enjoy it as much as you do! In addition, you will become a Leave No Trace Trainer and empowered to teach others how to protect the resources of the outdoors and share the Leave No Trace message through:

  • Teaching the BSA Leave No Trace 101 course
  • Leading group awareness sessions and workshops
  • Assisting individuals working on their BSA Leave No Trace Awareness Card and other outdoor ethics awards.

This course will be of interest to any adult (or youth at least 14 years old) who is associated with either implementing or training for any BSA outdoor program or for anyone who would like to pass on the knowledge of how to treat the outdoors and protect its beauty for others to enjoy. So, come and spend a weekend filled with camaraderie, learning, and enjoying a unique outdoor classroom while taking a course whose lessons will stay with you for a lifetime.

Course Cost: $90.00 (price includes over $50 worth of Leave No Trace Trainer materials and a six month membership to the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics).

For any questions, please contact Jeffrey Mayes at jeffrey.mayes@heartofnewenglandbsa.org

Updated 06/30/2022


October 22, 2022 @ 8:00 am
October 23, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
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Treasure Valley Scout Reservation
394 Pleasantdale Rd
Rutland, MA 01543 United States
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