Leave No Trace MLD

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Published on August 9, 2014

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Leave No Trace: Leave No Trace Mountain Lake District PowerPoint Presentation: A National Education Program Designed to Teach Stewardship, Land Ethics, and Outdoor Skills on Public Lands PowerPoint Presentation: Leave Nothing But Footprints Take Nothing But Memories Kill Nothing But Time PowerPoint Presentation: Why Leave No Trace? Wilderness recreation visitor days 7 million in 1975 15 million in 1985 20 million in 2000 National Park Service visits 33 million in 1950 172 million in 1970 287 million in 2000 Recreation projections 13.5 million backpackers in 2005 76.7 million day hikers in 2005 to 90 million in 2050 51.7 million car campers in 2005 to 70 million in 2050 PowerPoint Presentation: The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace 1. Plan Ahead and Prepare 2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces 3. Dispose of Waste Properly 4. Leave What You Find 5. Minimize Campfire Impacts 6. Respect Wildlife 7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors PowerPoint Presentation: The Six Principles of Leave No Trace for BSA – Cub Scouts 1. Plan Ahead 2. Stick to Trails 3. Manage Your Pet 4. Leave What You Find 5. Respect Other Visitors 6. Trash Your Trash PowerPoint Presentation: Before You Venture Into The Wild Plan Ahead and Prepare Planning Powwow circle with the group Formal checklist and review Weekend LNT Awareness class (should be 2-4 Hrs to have sufficient time for interactive fun) Preparation is mental and physical: Is the group ready for an LNT outing? Does everyone have the right gear? Are you ready to guide an LNT outing ?? (I didn’t say lead an outing since Scouting is youth-led and the outing should be led by your troop or group leadership under your guidance) Is your group planning to complete LNT Awareness? Adults must understand LNT Awareness Requirements first Outing should only focus on LNT not be a merit badge campout PowerPoint Presentation: 1. Plan Ahead and Prepare – Identify and record the goals (expectations) of your trip Every trip into the outdoors MUST be planned Every trip into the outdoors MUST have a specific purpose Identify the skill and ability of trip participants Select destinations that match your goals, skills, and abilities Plan trip activities to match your goals, skills, and abilities Gain knowledge of the area you plan to visit from land managers, maps, and literature Terrain Regulations/restrictions Private land boundaries Group size (does it meet regulations, trip purpose and Leave No Trace criteria?) Choose equipment and clothing for comfort, safety, and Leave No Trace qualities. Weather Visibility – can (or should) we wear Camouflage gear? If there is hunting nearby, do we need Blaze Orange – or should we stay out of that area? Average hiking speed of group and anticipated food consumption (leftovers create waste which leaves a trace!) Evaluate your trip upon return note changes you will make next time. Start a group LNT journal – and share your experiences PowerPoint Presentation: Cub Scout LNT Awareness Award Requirements Discuss with your leader or parent/guardian the importance of the Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines   2. On three separate outings, practice the frontcountry guidelines of Leave No Trace   3. Boys in a Tiger Cub den complete the activities for Achievement 5, Let's Go Outdoors Boys in a Wolf den complete Requirement 7, Your Living World Boys in a Bear den complete Requirement 12, Family Outdoor Adventures Boys in a Webelos den earn the Outdoorsman activity badge   PowerPoint Presentation: Cub Scout LNT Awareness Award Requirements 4. Participate in a Leave No Trace-related service project   5. Promise to practice the Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines by signing the Cub Scout Leave No Trace Pledge   6. Draw a poster to illustrate the Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines and display it at a pack meeting   7. Discuss with your den's Cub Scouts or your pack's leaders the importance of the Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines NOTES: 1, 3, 5, 6 and 7 can all be completed in a weekend LNT Awareness Class 2 and 4 should be documented in you group’s LNT Journal to help guide future outings PowerPoint Presentation: Boy Scouts LNT Awareness Award Requirements 1. Recite and explain the principles of Leave No Trace 2. On three separate camping/backpacking trips demonstrate and practice the principles of Leave No Trace 3. Earn the Camping and Environmental Science merit badges 4. Participate in a Leave No Trace -related service project 5. Give a 10-minute presentation on a Leave No Trace topic approved by your Scoutmaster 6. Draw a poster or build a model to demonstrate the differences in how to camp or travel in high-use and pristine areas NOTES: 1, 5, 6 are the only Boy Scout Requirements that can be completed on a LNT Awareness Class or on a weekend hike/camp trip (and 1 part of Req. 2) Summer camp is a great opportunity – they can finish 3 and 4 and do 5 if they are also completing Communications Merit Badge PowerPoint Presentation: Scouter and Advisor LNT Awareness Award Requirements 1. Recite and explain the principles of Leave No Trace 2. On three separate camping/backpacking trips demonstrate and practice the principles of Leave No Trace 3. Share with another Scout Leader/Advisor your understanding and knowledge of the Camping and Environmental Science merit badge pamphlets 4. Actively assist (training, advice, and general supervision) a Scout / Venturer in planning, organizing, and leading a service project related to Leave No Trace 5. Assist a minimum of three Scouts/ Venturers in earning the eave No Trace Awareness Award 6. Plan and conduct a Leave No Trace awareness session for Scouts, Venturers , Scouters , or an interested group outside of Scouting NOTE: LNT Awareness for Adult Leaders is a little more difficult than the youth requirements 1, 3, 5, and 6 can be completed by arranging and participating in an LNT Awareness Weekend Class The Awareness Class can also be a Friday Night session before a LNT Hike/Camp weekend PowerPoint Presentation: References Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics http://www.lnt,org (1-800-332-4100) Hang Tags Outdoor Skills & Ethics Series Pamphlets PowerPoint Presentation: PEAK began as a partnership program between the Center for Outdoor Ethics and REI in 2001 PEAK educates youth ages 6-12 about Leave No Trace through hands-on activities The PEAK program can be purchased or borrowed from the Center or is available through the “Packing with PEAK” grant PEAK Pack Promoting Environmental Awareness in Kids PowerPoint Presentation: Newspaper ? Banana Peel ? Plastic Milk Container ? Aluminum Can ? Glass Bottles ? Two to Four Weeks Three to Five Weeks 20 to 30 years 200 to 400 Years Thousands or Millions of Years WHAT IF WE WERE TO LITTER AND NOT FOLLOW THE LNT HOW LONG WOULD IT TAKE FOR OUR TRASH TO DECOMPOSE ? PowerPoint Presentation: Who do you think is the biggest users of designated wilderness areas ? PowerPoint Presentation: END Mountain Lake District Circle 10 Beginning “Practice Leave No Trace”

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