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Leave No Trace Trainer Courses – Spring, 2019

February 13, 2019

Seneca District – this is a local class for us in April – it will be held in Germantown.

What is the purpose of this class? The Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Venturing, and Sea Scout programs all include outdoor stewardship, care for the environment, and Leave No Trace as part of their programs. This course is offered to train adults and youth aged 14+ to serve their units and districts as Leave No Trace Trainers and as Outdoor Ethics Trainers.

Every Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Venturing, and Sea Scout unit should have at least one Leave No Trace/Outdoor Ethics Trainer. This course is strongly recommend for Scouts serving, or wishing to serve, in the Troop Outdoor Ethics Guide position. Who should attend? Venturers, Sea Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Boy Scouts aged 14+; adult Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity, Venturing, and Sea Scout leaders; and District and Council leaders and trainers.

What will I learn? This course is designed to enhance your understanding of Leave No Trace practices and outdoor ethics, and to increase your level of expertise and confidence in teaching Leave No Trace skills. This class is both active and highly interactive. You will be introduced to concepts and methods that will advance your knowledge of Leave No Trace issues in both developed and high adventure environments, expand your repertoire of low-impact skills, and increase your effectiveness in teaching these important skills to others.

Germantown, MD  Sat-Sun April 6-7  (Friday evening 4/5 is optional)
Questions? Contact Paul Schimke, or 301 906 0069 (c)
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Camp Snyder, Haymarket, VA  March 30-31
Questions? Contact Victor Bieniek,, 703-855-8428 (c)
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Bryans Road, MD June 1-2
Questions? Contact Mike Strong,, 301-861-6568 (c)

Paul Schimke
Leave No Trace Master Educator
Maryland Leave No Trace State Advocate
Leopold Education Project Facilitator
Tread Trainer
NCAC Outdoor Ethics Committee
301 906 0069 (cell)