Leave No Trace

Studies have shown that Boy Scouts contribute a significant impact to our natural parks and outdoor recreation areas.  This is largely due to the volume of people and frequency of our outdoor adventures.  As a result, the Boy Scouts of America have adopted the *Seven Principles of Leave No Trace as a part of their practices:

  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors

In support of this, the Troop has a youth Position of Responsibility called the Leave No Trace Trainer who has been trained in putting these Seven Principles to use in the troop.  The training curriculum for this training can be found here.

*The member-driven Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics teaches people how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. This copyrighted information has been reprinted with permission from the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics: www.LNT.orgLetter Landscape