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Outdoor Ethics Programs
"The Boy Scouts of America has adopted the principles of Leave No Trace, which are easy
to learn and apply.  Every outing and activity should be conducted with Leave No Trace in
mind.  As young people mature, we will enjoy an increasingly beautiful environment because
of the impact of their training in Leave No Trace.  As members of the Boy Scouts of America,
we should be good stewards of our environment through knowledgeable use of resources.  
...We all must take responsibility for our decisions when we use the outdoors,
and we should treat the environment with respect so future generations can
enjoy the outdoors as we do today."
-Teaching Leave No Trace (BSA No. 21-117)

Leave No Trace Trainer Courses

There are no Leave No Trace Trainer courses scheduled in Baltimore Area Council for 2019.

Here are courses scheduled in nearby councils for the remainder of 2019

  • Izaak Walton League Rockville Chapter Headquarters, 12057 Clopper Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878Saturday, September 21, 2019 8:00 AM ET to Sunday, September 22, 2019 12:00 PM ET [Presented by National Capital Area Council. Contact Paul Schimke,, 301-906-0069.]
  • Sinoquipe Scout Reservation, 677 Boy Scout Road, Ft. Littleton, PA 17223
    Saturday, October 4, 2019 7:00 PM ET to Sunday, October 6, 2019 12:00 noon ET [Presented by Mason-Dixon Council. Contact Pastor Scott Johnston,, 240-707-7144.]
  • Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Ln, Delaplane, VA 20144,
    Saturday, October 19, 2019 8:30 AM ET to Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:00 PM ET [Presented by National Capital Area Council. Contact Victor Bieniek,, 703.855.8428]

For up-to-date calendar of upcoming Leave No Trace Trainer courses in the PA-MD-Northern VA area, please go to and select “Northeast Region”.

2020 Courses at Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation
May 8-10, 2020 - click HERE to register - course flyer
Nov 6-8, 2020 - click HERE to register - course flyer
Questions, contact Chris Castillo 443-756-9632
This course is designed to train Boy Scouts (age 14 and older), Venturers and Adults
(Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venture) to serve as Leave No Trace Trainers for Scouting and the
wider public.  
The youth leaders of a busy outdoor adventure program must be able to apply Leave No Trace to a variety
of activities in differing environments during all seasons of the year, all done in the company of Scouting
youth and adults with varying levels of outdoor skills, self discipline and commitment to an outdoor ethic.
Additionally, the course will provide participants with a deeper understanding of Leave No Trace to help individuals make and guide others in making good choices to minimize recreational impacts to help protect
the wonderful outdoor locations they choose to enjoy.
Individuals planning trips to National High Adventure Bases, Camp Staff members, Unit Leaders
and those in District or Council training positions are urged to attend.

Leave No Trace Master Educator Courses

No Master Educator Courses scheduled in Baltimore Area Council in 2019       
This five-day, five-night course trains interested individuals ages 18 and up to serve as Leave No Trace Master Educators.  Master Educators work with their council’s Outdoor Ethics Advocates to provide Leave No Trace Trainer, BSA Leave No Trace 101 and outdoor ethics awareness courses.  Each BSA Master Educator course is taught by a set of nationally-designated Master Educator Instructors, so your Master Educator standing is recognized nationally the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.
· Prerequisite:  Leave No Trace Trainer or approval from Council Outdoor Ethics Advocate
· Instructed byNationally-designated Leave No Trace Master Educator Instructors
· Participants receive:  Leave No Trace Master Educator card from BSA, BSA Leave No Trace Trainer Course Manual,  Leave No Trace 101 Course Guide, Leave No Trace Master Educator certificate from the BSA and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, and National Park Service Leave No Trace DVD courtesy of the National Park Service.
For more information on Leave No Trace Master Educator courses across the country, please go to

For more information about Leave No Trace or Tread Lightly!
contact Don Callihan, Council Outdoor Ethics Advocate
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Baltimore Area Council

701 Wyman Park | Baltimore MD | 21211
(443) 573-2500

Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation
1929 Susquehanna Hall Road | Whiteford, MD | 21160


 Schapiro Scout Service Center (Council headquarters)
Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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