A possible new badge for future scouts to earn

Troop 200 Scout leader joins others in completing Leave No Trace training

Fri, 09/16/2022 - 3:15pm

“Matthew, Heidi, Ryan and I went to Camp Yawgoog in Rhode Island to take part in Scouting’s ‘Leave No Trace Trainer’ course so we can bring the valuable training course to our local Scouting units and Scouting units districts here in Maine,” said Shelley Connolly, of Pittsfield. “This program allows us to have the opportunity to impart essential ‘Leave No Trace’ principles to educate troop Outdoor Ethic Guides and for Scouts to potentially earn the Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award.”

The training took place on September 10 and 11 at one of the nation’s oldest Scout camps located in Rockville, Rhode Island.

“The Boy Scouts of America has embraced the Leave No Trace program as a core of our Outdoor Ethics,” said the release.
Scouting has incorporated Leave No Trace at all levels of the program. The next step in learning more about Leave No Trace for many Scouts BSA and older members is earning the BSA Outdoor Ethics Awareness and Action Awards.

“Having local trainers here in Maine is essential for providing this program,” the release said.