This was the third year the Traveling Trainers had the opportunity to spend time at Bashore Scout Reservation in Jonestown, Pennsylvaina. About twenty scouts participated in the hour long awareness workshop we hosted. After a review of the seven principles the group had the opportunity to participate in a new activity called stepping stones. The activity educated the scouts on the importance of traveling on durable surfaces, and planning ahead and preparing. The group had several minutes to plan their strategy on how to cross an area using fewer felt "stepping stones" then members in the group. After some tough planning and tense moments crossing the divide the group succeeded at crossing. After playing Stepping Stones the group learned about minimizing campfire impacts while playing Campfire Impacts. The game pitted four teams against one another in determining the correct answer to questions regarding minimum impact fires.
We want to thank our hosts at the reservation for taking care of us while we were in the area, and hope that all the participants in the group walked away from the workshop with skills and ethics to Leave No Trace.
Topher & Alexis