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Leave No Trace Master Educator Course

posted Nov 5, 2011, 8:35 AM by Barry Douthitt   [ updated Nov 5, 2011, 8:42 AM ]

  • Date: May 24, 2012 through May 29, 2012
  • Event Location: Blue Ridge Mountains Scout Reservation
  • Event Fee: $275
  • Time: 5/24 8:00 p.m. - 5/29 6:30 p.m.
  • Instructor: Gregory Harmon
  • Group Size: 6







Leave No Trace is designed to assist outdoor enthusiasts with their decisions about how to reduce their impacts when they hike, camp, picnic, snowshoe, run, bike, hunt, paddle, ride horses, fish, ski or climb. The program strives to educate all those who enjoy the outdoors about the nature of their recreational impacts as well as techniques to prevent and minimize such impacts. Leave No Trace is best understood as an educational and ethical program, not as a set of rules and regulations.

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Congratulations - 3 New Master Educators

posted Aug 23, 2011, 12:45 PM by Barry Douthitt

Congratulations to Rene Hastings, Tony Roux, and Paul Summers on completion of their Master Educators Course in May!     Welcome to the Mecklenburg County Council's Leave No Trace training team!!


Barry

Leave No Trace - Back Country - Awareness Course

posted Aug 16, 2011, 1:17 PM by Barry Douthitt

Leave No Trace -Back Country- Awareness Course          Sept 24, 2011 CPCC Levine


Scouters Success Seminar
(both morning sessions I&II)

Learn that Leave No Trace is not just a concept but a way to conduct all of your outdoor experiences.  Learn the principles of Leave No Trace for Back Country Camping.  Help Boy & Venturing Scouts in your unit understand how to keep our pristine areas just that, “PRISTINE”!  Join a growing group of Scouts and Scouters that use Leave No Trace principles.  This course is open to all Youth and Leaders.

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Leave No Trace - Front Country - Awareness Course

posted Aug 16, 2011, 1:05 PM by Barry Douthitt   [ updated Aug 16, 2011, 1:17 PM ]

Leave No Trace -Front Country- Awareness Course          Sept 24, 2011 CPCC Levine


Scouters Success Seminar
(both afternoon sessions III&IV)

Learn that Leave No Trace is not just a concept but a way to conduct all of your outdoor experiences.  Learn the principles of Leave No Trace for Front Country Camping.  Help Cub & Boy Scouts in your unit understand how to keep our natural areas just that, “Natural”!  Join a growing group of Scouts that use Leave No Trace principles.  This course is open to all Youth and Leaders.

Leave No Trace Trainer Course (Fall 2011)

posted Jul 19, 2011, 3:04 PM by Barry Douthitt   [ updated Aug 22, 2011, 5:46 AM ]

Leave No Trace Trainer Course  LNT-T11-002

Sept 9-11, 2011 Camp Grimes (Hornets Nest)

Mecklenburg County Council will be conducting a Leave No Trace Trainer Course starting on Friday, Sept 9th, at 7:00 pm (6:30 check in).   The course will conclude on Sunday, Sept 11th, at 11:30 am. The format of the course will be backpacking.  Friday night the participants will setup camp in at the campsites around the Hornets Nest area at Camp Grimes and break camp early Saturday morning and prepare to hit the trail.  A good portion of the training will happen on the trail and be taught by the participants who will be given specific assignments to prepare for.  Saturday night we will experience camping in a pristine area of Camp Grimes.   Sunday we will return to the Hornets Nest for final the final sessions.  Space is limited for this course so please register early!   Slots will be filled on a first come first served basis.  This course is a REQUIREMENT for the troop "Leave No Trace Trainer" leadership position.  Cost of the course is $60.  If you have any questions about this course or any other Leave No Trace training, contact Steve Moore (smorerules@gmail.com)

Teach LNT Awareness for NYLT Top Gun Participants

posted Mar 24, 2011, 8:25 AM by Barry Douthitt   [ updated Mar 24, 2011, 8:30 AM ]

Leave No Trace Awareness Course  LNT-A11-002          May 14, 2011 Belk Scout Camp

The NYLT-Top Gun participants will be participating in a shakedown for their NYLT course on Saturday, May 14, 2011.  During this shakedown they will have the opportunity to complete the Leave No Trace Awareness course.  Trainers, if you can help conduct this course, please let Barry Douthitt know.  If you have any questions about this course or any other Leave No Trace training, contact Barry Douthitt (barry@mccscouter.com)

Leave No Trace Trainer Course (Spring 2011)

posted Nov 22, 2010, 8:58 AM by Barry Douthitt   [ updated Mar 3, 2011, 8:38 AM ]

Leave No Trace Trainer Course  LNT-T11-001          April 29-May 1, 2011 Belk Scout Camp

Mecklenburg County Council will be conducting a Leave No Trace Trainer Course starting on Friday, April 29, at 7:00 pm (6:30 check in).   The course will conclude on Sunday, May 1st, at 11:30 am. The format of the course will be backpacking.  Friday night the participants will setup camp in at the campsites below the Catawba Shelter at Belk Scout Camp and break camp early Saturday morning and prepare to hit the trail.  A good portion of the training will happen on the trail and be taught by the participants who will be given specific assignments to prepare for.  Saturday night we will experience camping in a pristine area of Belk Scout Camp.   Sunday we will return to the Catawba Shelter for final the final sessions.  There are only 16 slots for this course so space is very limited.  Slots will be filled on a first come first served basis.  This course is a REQUIREMENT for the troop "Leave No Trace Trainer" leadership position.  Cost of the course is $60.  If you have any questions about this course or any other Leave No Trace training, contact Barry Douthitt (barry@mccscouter.com)

Leave No Trace Master Educators Course

posted Nov 18, 2010, 8:23 AM by Barry Douthitt   [ updated Nov 18, 2010, 12:34 PM ]

  • Date: May 17, 2011 through May 22, 2011
  • Event Location: Blue Ridge Mountains Scout Reservation
  • Event Fee: $275
  • Time: 5/17 8:00 p.m. - 5/22 6:30 p.m.
  • Instructor: Gregory Harmon
  • Group Size: 6







Leave No Trace is designed to assist outdoor enthusiasts with their decisions about how to reduce their impacts when they hike, camp, picnic, snowshoe, run, bike, hunt, paddle, ride horses, fish, ski or climb. The program strives to educate all those who enjoy the outdoors about the nature of their recreational impacts as well as techniques to prevent and minimize such impacts. Leave No Trace is best understood as an educational and ethical program, not as a set of rules and regulations.

Click here for more information

Charlotte REI - Leave No Trace Training Program

posted Oct 4, 2010, 12:29 PM by Barry Douthitt

  • Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (EDT)
  • Instructor: Leave No Trace
  • Group Size: 30




Description: Are you looking for a fun way to teach youth how to take care of the natural world? In this free training lead by Leave No Trace's Traveling Trainers you'll learn hands on methods for educating youth in environmental awareness and the Leave No Trace principles. PEAK (Promoting Environmental Awareness in Kids) is the result of a unique partnership between REI and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics to educate children about the outdoors and responsible use of shared public lands. The PEAK program is an excellent, easy-to-use resource for educators and youth participants with limited time. The program is a great tool for troop leaders, teachers, naturalists and outdoor lovers. The PEAK pack can be rented for free at REI to teach your youth group about Leave No Trace. Snacks will be provided at this presentation.

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