Leave No Trace Trainer Course
August 18-20, 2017
Leave No Trace is a nationally recognized outdoor skills and ethical preparedness program that is increasingly becoming an integral part of the Scouting movement. Scouting has always emphasized conservation and environmental stewardship in its outdoor programs, however, techniques and methods have changed greatly throughout the years. As members of the Boy Scouts of America, we should strive to set a good example for both the youth and the public we touch everyday in the great outdoors.
To help accomplish that goal, the Blue Ridge Mountains Council is sponsoring a LNT Trainer Weekend that will begin on the evening of Friday, August 18th and end late morning on Sunday August 20th. This course will certify participants as Leave No Trace Trainers. All participants will leave the weekend with the skills, tools and resources needed to conduct their own exciting LNT programs.
NOTE: Boy Scouts age 14 and up are encouraged to take this training if they plan to serve as a Troop Outdoor Ethics Guide. This course is one of the options required for Venturers and Venturing Advisors to complete for the Outdoor Ethics Action Award.
If you plan to attend, please mail in the registration form with your payment of $45 as soon as possible. The deadline to register is August 4th.. More information will be sent to you when your registration is received. In the meantime, resources are available on the Council website under conservation.
Participants will be housed in cabins at Camp Powhatan. Participants will take a backcountry experience that will require you to carry a full pack and hike into the backcountry on Saturday. You will camp out that evening and hike back to camp Sunday morning. All meals will be provided.