Leave No Trace Trainer

This course is for everyone 14 & older who teaches Leave No Trace to others. Participants learn Leave No Trace awareness, principles, skills, and ethics through a combination of presentation, discussion, and hands-on activities. They learn and practice techniques for teaching these concepts. 

Every Troop, Team, Crew and Pack should have at least one Leave No Trace Trainer. 

Those completing the course will be BSA Leave No Trace Trainers, recognized by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and the BSA. 

Those who complete the course are prepared to: 

  • Understand, demonstrate, and teach minimum impact techniques to friends, family, scouting groups, and other community groups. 
  • Teach the BSA Leave No Trace 101 Awareness class, general Leave No Trace Awareness classes, and lead activities at Scouting events. 
  • Lead discussions on outdoor ethics and help others explore their own personal  outdoor ethic.

Course Content

  • Need For Leave No Trace
  • History of Leave No Trace
  • Introduction to the Principles of Leave No Trace
  • Leave No Trace Resources
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Other Visitors
  • Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Lessons Learned on Overnight Camp (An overnight  campout is required)
  • Age and Program Appropriate Outdoor Activities
  • Leave No Trace in BSA
  • Advancement and Awards
  • Bringing Leave No Trace to Scouting


TBD 2024

Refund Policy

Cancellations accepted up to 7 days before the event with a full refund.

Cancellations after that date are non-refundable unless due to extreme circumstances.  All refunds after this date must be requested in writing within one week of the event.

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