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Outdoor Ethics Programs
"The Boy Scouts of America has adopted the principles of Leave No Trace, which are easy
to learn and apply.  Every outing and activity should be conducted with Leave No Trace in
mind.  As young people mature, we will enjoy an increasingly beautiful environment because
of the impact of their training in Leave No Trace.  As members of the Boy Scouts of America,
we should be good stewards of our environment through knowledgeable use of resources.  
...We all must take responsibility for our decisions when we use the outdoors,
and we should treat the environment with respect so future generations can
enjoy the outdoors as we do today."
-Teaching Leave No Trace (BSA No. 21-117)

Leave No Trace Trainer Courses

For up-to-date calendar of upcoming Leave No Trace Trainer courses in the PA-MD-Northern VA area, please go to and select “Northeast Region”.

2022 Leave No Trace Trainer courses at Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation
Nov 11-13,2022 - click HERE to register - course flyer
Questions, contact Tom Rivard-Willis at
This course is designed to train Scouts (Youth: age 14 and older), Venturers and Adults
(Cub Scout, Scout BSA and Venture) to serve as Leave No Trace Trainers for Scouting and the
wider public.  
The youth leaders of a busy outdoor adventure program must be able to apply Leave No Trace to a variety
of activities in differing environments during all seasons of the year, all done in the company of Scouting
youth and adults with varying levels of outdoor skills, self discipline and commitment to an outdoor ethic.
Additionally, the course will provide participants with a deeper understanding of Leave No Trace to help individuals make and guide others in making good choices to minimize recreational impacts to help protect
the wonderful outdoor locations they choose to enjoy.
Individuals planning trips to National High Adventure Bases, Camp Staff members, Unit Leaders
and those in District or Council training positions are urged to attend.

Leave No Trace Master Educator Courses

Upcoming Master Educator Courses:
Weekend 1: April 29 - May 1, 2022 and Weekend 2: May 12-15, 2022
(attendance both weekends is required)
Cost $290 per participant (Early Bird $275 by Feb 4, 2022)
Registration deadline:  April 8, 2022
Click HERE to register
Click HERE for course flyer
This five-day, five-night course trains interested individuals ages 18 and up to serve as Leave No Trace Master Educators.  Master Educators work with their council’s Outdoor Ethics Advocates to provide Leave No Trace Trainer, BSA Leave No Trace 101 and outdoor ethics awareness courses.  Each BSA Master Educator course is taught by a set of nationally-designated Master Educator Instructors, so your Master Educator standing is recognized nationally the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.
· Prerequisite:  Leave No Trace Trainer or approval from Council Outdoor Ethics Advocate
· Instructed byNationally-designated Leave No Trace Master Educator Instructors
· Participants receive:  Leave No Trace Master Educator card from BSA, BSA Leave No Trace Trainer Course Manual,  Leave No Trace 101 Course Guide, Leave No Trace Master Educator certificate from the BSA and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, and National Park Service Leave No Trace DVD courtesy of the National Park Service.
For more information on Leave No Trace Master Educator courses across the country, please go to

For more information about Leave No Trace or Tread Lightly!
contact Chris Castillo  443-756-9632
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Baltimore Area Council

701 Wyman Park | Baltimore MD | 21211
(443) 573-2500

Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation
1929 Susquehanna Hall Road | Whiteford, MD | 21160


 Schapiro Scout Service Center (Council headquarters)
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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