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					Leave No Trace
    (LNT)

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         Learning Objectives
• Provide a better understanding of what LNT
  really is, and how it relates to Scouting
• Explore/emphasize importance of using LNT
  principles during the upcoming outdoor
  experience
• Explore ways that Wood Badge participants
  can incorporate LNT message in home units,
  districts, and councils

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            LNT – What Is It?
• Leave No Trace, Inc (www.lnt.org), is a
  nonprofit educational corporation authorized
  by the NPS, USFS, BLM, and the USFWS,
  that works with these agencies, educational
  programs and youth organizations, and a
  growing segment of the outdoor industry.
• NOLS works with LNT, Inc, to develop
  educational programs to promote
  responsible use of wildlands.
• The 7 principles are guidelines – not rules.
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 Seven Principles of LNT

     So, what are
the seven principles of
        LNT?

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Seven Principles of LNT
Plan Ahead and Prepare
Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Dispose of Waste Properly (pack it in, pack it out)
Leave What You Find
Minimize Campfire Impacts
Respect Wildlife
Be Considerate of Others


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    Applying the Principles

• During the preopening, you shared
  information on individual gear and
  clothing. Next, you will discuss group
  gear, menus, and cooking methods.
• Discuss briefly how choices of equipment,
  clothing, and menus are affected by LNT
  principles.


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Different Ways of Thinking
        About LNT




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Different Ways of Thinking
        About LNT




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Different Ways of Thinking
        About LNT




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        Taking It Home

Discuss some ways that you could ensure

that Leave No Trace principles are used in

your home unit, district, or council.




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   Taking It Home - Suggestions
• Challenge Scouts and Scouters to earn
  the Leave No Trace Awareness Award.
• Invite representatives of land management
  agencies to share LNT principles at
  meetings.
• Remind folks that LNT principles appear
  prominently in the Boy Scout Handbook.
• Offer no other alternative (proscriptive!).

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     Mission Statement
The mission of the Leave No Trace
program is to develop a nationally
recognized minimum-impact
backcountry educational system that
educates wildland user groups, federeal
agencies, and the public through
training and effective written materials.
            EVALUATE IT!

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