Wednesday, August 25, 2010


The Leave No Trace (LNT) Train the Trainer course is a weekend 16 hour outdoor course designed for Scouters, educators, youth leaders, etc. who value the outdoors and want to teach others how to protect, preserve, and responsibly use it. The course will be directed by LNT Master Educator Rob Heider, a Montgomery District Scouter and veteran BSA High Adventure adviser, along with four Train the Trainer qualified Montgomery District Scouters. 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 why LNT is important in the Scouting program, and how LNT has been incorporated into the new 2010 Rank Requirements.

The course is not an official Scouting activity, but this specific course is designed to actively assist Scouters to teach others, both inside and outside of Scouting, how to responsibly enjoy the outdoors using Leave No Trace principles and ethics.

Each registered 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 14 students will be accepted. Adult Scouters with high adventure experience from Montgomery District will receive first preference. 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.

Course details and registration instructions will be posted via the Montgomery Newsflash soon. Please direct questions to Rob Heider at, beginning on Sunday, August 29, 2010.

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