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Leave No Trace Trainer


Type: Appointed by the Senior Patrol Leader

Term: 6 Months

Reports to: Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Description: The Leave No Trace Trainer specializes in teaching Leave No Trace principles and ensuring that the troop follows these principles on outings. He can also help Scouts earn the Leave No Trace award. He should have a thorough understanding of and commitment to Leave No Trace. Ideally, he should have completed Leave No Trace training and earned the Camping and Environmental Science merit badges.


Age: 14

Rank: 1st Class or higher

Experience: none

Attendance: 50% over the previous six months


Training: You must attend the troop Junior Leader Training even if you have attended in the past.

Attendance: You are expected to attend 60% of all troop meetings, Patrol Leaders' Council meetings, outings, and service projects. If your attendance is low, or if you have three (3) unexcused absences in a row, you can be removed from office.

Effort: You are expected to give this job your best effort.


Uniform: Set the example by wearing your uniform correctly. This means that you will wear all of the parts of the troop uniform, shirttail tucked in, with all required badges in their correct locations.

Behavior: Set the example by living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday life. Show Scout Spirit in everything you say and do.

Attendance: Set the example by being an active Scout. Be on-time for meetings and activities. You must call the Senior Patrol Leader or Scoutmaster if you are not going to be at a meeting or if you suddenly have to miss an outing. You also need to make sure that someone will assume your responsibilities.


• Teaches troop/crew and patrol members the principles of Leave No Trace.
• Ensures that the troop/crew follows these principles on outings.
• Improves Scouts' outdoor ethics decision making skills.
• Helps Scouts earn the Leave No Trace Awareness Award.

Leave No Trace Trainer - Qualifications
Has a thorough understanding of and commitment to Leave No Trace.
Has completed the (16-hour) Leave No Trace Trainer training.
Ideally - has earned the Camping and Environmental Science merit badges.

Note - a Scout who wants to help teach Leave No Trace in his Troop but who has not completed the 16-hour LNT Trainer training can serve in the Instructor junior leadership position.

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