Participants in this 16 hour (plus an overnight) Leave No Trace Trainer Course will learn about Leave No Trace, TREAD Lightly! and Wildland Ethics including teaching techniques necessary for disseminating these critical Outdoor Ethics skills to their Scouting units.
At the completion of the course, all participants will be recognized by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics as Leave No Trace Trainers and qualified to train Scouts and the community-at-large to be conservation minded.
The cost will be $40 through October 8th and $45 thereafter. All participants must be at least age 14 by October 22nd, and must be registered members of the BSA. The maximum class size is 20 students.
All Covid-19 safety requirements of Contra Costa and Alameda Counties will be strictly enforced.
This course will be entirely outdoors, in a quasi backpacking format involving an overnight campout and a day hike. Participants will plan, bring and cook their own meals and each participant will be required to give a fifteen minute presentation using the skills they have learned and materials they prepared before the course.
This course syllabus is a collaborative effort of the BSA and the Leave No Trace (LNT) Center for Outdoor Ethics. BSA Leave No Trace Trainer courses are a minimum of 16 hours long, and they cover:
This course includes in depth instruction on Outdoor Ethics principles and overnight camping that is required for completion of the course.