Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Leave No Trace "Train the Trainer" Course

This is not a Troop 466 sponsored event but posted in case you may be interested in participating.


Course for Scouters October 2-4, 2009 The Leave No Trace (LNT) Train the Trainer course is a weekend 16 hour courses designed for Scouters, educators, youth leaders, etc. who value the outdoors and want to teach others how to protect and preserve it.

The course will be taught by LNT Master Educators Rob Heider and Ed Dennis who are Scouters and veteran BSA High Adventure advisers. The class will cover topics like: a brief history of wilderness and public land protection, review of LNT principles, teaching techniques and learning styles, all with an emphasis on Scouting and LNT. There will be discussion regarding how LNT has been incorporated into the new 2010 Rank Requirements.

Each student will receive information via e-mail to prepare for the course, and will conclude the course with an action plan to teach LNT in the Scouting community. A maximum of 10 students will be accepted. Course graduates receive a certificate from the Leave No Trace Center for Ethics and will be qualified to teach LNT principles to Scouts, Scouters, and other interested groups.

For details and registration, please contact Rob Heider at rlheider@yahoo.com

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