Leave No Trace Award (Boy Scouts and Venturers)

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Revision as of 15:42, October 10, 2008

This article is about the Leave No Trace Award for Boy Scouts and Venturers.
For the award for Cub Scouts, see Leave No Trace Award (Cub Scouts).


Boy Scout and Venturer
Leave No Trace Award

This patch is worn as a temporary emblem
on the right uniform pocket.
Created:2002
Level:Boy Scouts and Venturers

The Leave No Trace Award for Boy Scouts and Venturers is designed introduce and expand boys' knowledge of the principles of Leave No Trace.

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Leave No Trace Award (Boy Scouts and Venturers) requirements

Boy Scouts

  1. Recite and explain in your own words the principles of Leave No Trace, and discuss how an ethical guideline differs from a rule.
  2. On three separate camping/backpacking trips with your troop or team, demonstrate and practice the Leave No Trace skills appropriate to the trip.
  3. Earn the Camping and Environmental Science merit badges.
  4. Participate in a Leave No Trace-related service project that reduces or rehabilitates recreational impacts. Discuss with your troop or team which recreational impacts were involved with the project.
  5. Give a 10-minute presentation on a Leave No Trace topic approved by your unit leader to a Scouting unit or other interested group.
  6. Teach a Leave No Trace-related skill to a Scouting unit or other interested group.

Venturers

  1. Recite and explain in your own words the principles of Leave No Trace, and discuss how an ethical guideline differs from a rule.
  2. On three separate camping/backpacking trips with your ship or crew, demonstrate and practice the Leave No Trace skills appropriate to the trip.
  3. Earn the Camping and Environmental Science merit badges (or do No.3 under the Scouter requirements).
  4. Participate in a Leave No Trace-related service project that reduces or rehabilitates recreational impacts. Discuss with your ship or crew which recreational impacts were involved with the project.
  5. Give a 10-minute presentation on a Leave No Trace topic approved by your unit leader to a Scouting unit or other interested group.
  6. Teach a Leave No Trace-related skill to a Scouting unit or other interested group.

Scouters and Venturing Leaders

  1. Recite and explain in your own words the principles of Leave No Trace, and discuss how an ethical guideline differs from a rule.
  2. On each of the three camping trips in Scout requirement 2, discuss with your troop or team the impact problems encountered and the methods the unit used to eliminate or at least minimize those impacts.
  3. Read chapters 7 through 10 (Leaving No Trace), chapter 27 (Understanding Nature), and chapter 34 (Being Good Stewards of Our Resources) in the BSA Fieldbook. Share with another adult leader what you learned.
  4. Actively assist (train, advise, and supervise) a Scout/Venturer in planning, organizing, and leading a service project that reduces or rehabilitates recreational impacts.
  5. Assist at least three Scouts/Venturers in earning the Leave No Trace Achievement Award.
  6. Teach a Leave No Trace-related skill to a Scouting unit or other interested group.

Source: Leave No Trace Achievement Award (USScouts.org}


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