Category: Outdoor Ethics

Kudos new Leave No Trace Trainers

During the month of April, 30 NCAC Scouts and Scouters from 5 councils in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania completed the Leave No Trace Trainer course! They are now registered as Leave No Trace Trainers with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and with the BSA. These Scouts and Scouters can now lead their […]

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NCAC Cub Scout Outdoor Ethics Award

The NCAC Outdoor Ethics Committee created this patch program to recognize Cub Scout youth and adults who are active Leave No Trace practitioners and to encourage & promote ethical outdoor behavior beginning at a young age. Outdoor Ethics is needed today more than ever before when millions of scouts regularly recreate in parks and public […]

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Scouts educate about Leave No Trace for Kids in Parks Day

Scouts and scouters continued their long tradition of partnering with the National Park Service (NPS) by running a Leave No Trace table at Great Falls Parks on 5/20 to commemorate Kids in Parks Day. Scouts invited park visitors to play the trash timeline, a game that challenges players to guess the time it takes common […]

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Leave No Trace for International Migratory Bird Day

Scouts & scouters from Powhatan and Bull Run Districts collaborated with National Park Service staff at Great Falls Park on International Migratory Bird Day to educate over 150 park visitors about Leave No Trace. Scouts invited park visitors to look at photos of garbage at the park and think about ways they can minimize their […]

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Outdoor Ethics at Goshen@50

The National Capital Area Council offered an impressive lineup of Outdoor Ethics offerings for scouts & scouters at Goshen@50 over Memorial Day weekend. For Boy Scouts, the team hosted one of the 10 decathlon events at Camp Ross. A Leave No Trace game called “OK No Way” challenged scouts to determine whether or not common […]

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Outdoor Ethics Patch Design Contest

The National Capital Area Council’s Outdoor Ethics Committee is calling on scouts of all ages to design a patch for the new NCAC Outdoor Ethics Awareness award for Cub Scouts. The winning design will become the Cub Scout-level Outdoor Ethics award for our council.   The patch design must include the following elements: Words “Outdoor […]

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Leave No Trace Master Educator Course 2017

  NCAC hosted the Leave No Trace Master Educator course this spring, a five-day course split over two weekends, taught in the outdoors. The first weekend was along the Appalachian Trail near the Blackburn Trail Center and the second was a backpacking format near the Paw Paw Tunnel of the C&O Canal. Instructors Victor Bienieck, […]

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Mother’s Day Gift for Mother Earth

National Capital Area Council scouts from Powhatan and George Mason districts partnered with the Fairfax County Park Authority Invasive Management Area (IMA) program on 4/29 and on Mother’s Day to remove the highly invasive, non-native plant garlic mustard from Difficult Run Stream Valley Park. On the two days combined, these scouts, scouters and family volunteers pulled over […]

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Outdoor Ethics activity at Great Falls Park

In the spirit of BSA’s recently renewed agreement with the National Park Service, take a look at what some of our Scouts are doing to keep our wilderness beautiful! Powhatan District scouts and their families joined NPS Ranger, Eagle Scout, Leave No Trace Master Educator Andrew Turner Au and Powhatan District’s Outdoor Ethics Advocate Sara […]

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