Currently in its 12th year, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, 2 teams of professional outdoor educators, have reached over 10 million people in 48 states with Leave No Trace education and training.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Are there really Tigers, Wolves, and Bears in Connecticut?

Earlier this week, we met with Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and even some Webelos from two seaside towns in Connecticut. For those not familiar with the Boy Scouts of America, these are the different levels of the Cub Scouts, the scouting program designed for boys in 1st - 5th grade.

Both packs invited us to help the young scouts earn their Leave No Trace Awareness Award. We started off with an overview of the Leave No Trace principles and then tested the boys' knowledge by facilitating the PEAK activity Minimum Impact Match. The boys had a great time figuring out what piece of gear they were and did an excellent job explaining how they helped leave no trace while enjoying their favorite outdoor activities. To earn their awards they will also have to practice the Leave No Trace principles on three separate outings and participate in a Leave No Trace-related service project.

Keep an eye open for team East in Windsor, Maine this weekend for another fall centennial celebration with the Boy Scouts of America!

All the best,

Agata and Jason

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