Fogelsville Cub Scout Pack 72

Leave No Trace

As more people use parks and recreation facilities, LEAVE NO TRACE® guidelines become even more important for outdoor visitors.  Leave No Trace is a plan that helps people to be more concerned about their environment and to help them protect it for future generations. Leave No Trace applies in a backyard or local park (frontcountry) as much as it does in the wilderness (backcountry).   We should practice Leave No Trace in our attitude and actions‹wherever we go. Understanding nature strengthens our respect toward the environment. One person with thoughtless behavior or one shortcut on a trail can spoil the outdoor experience for others.
Help protect the environment by remembering that while you are there, you are a visitor. When you visit the outdoors, take special care of the area. Leave everything just as you find it.  Hiking and camping without a trace are signs of a considerate outdoorsman who cares for the environment. Travel lightly on the land.

Leave No Trace Pledge:

  1. I promise to practice the Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines wherever I go:
  2. Plan ahead.
  3. Stick to trails.
  4. Manage your pet.
  5. Leave what you find.
  6. Respect other visitors.
  7. Trash your trash.

Cub Scout – Webelos Scout

  1. 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.
  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.

Leader

  1. Discuss with your den’s Cub Scouts or your pack’s leaders the importance of the Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines.
  2. On three separate outings demonstrate and practice the frontcountry guidelines of Leave No Trace.
  3. Participate in presenting a den, pack, district, or council awareness session on Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines.
  4. Participate in a Leave No Trace-related service project.
  5. Commit yourself to the Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines by signing the Cub Scout Leave No Trace Pledge.
  6. Assist at least three boys in earning Cub Scouting’s Leave No Trace Awareness Award.

Web Resources:

http://www.scouting.org/cubscouts/resources/13-032/index.html
http://usscouts.org/usscouts/advance/boyscout/leavenotrace.html