Cub Scout Leave No Trace Award
This award has been superceded by the Outdoor Ethics award.
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.
When boys and leaders complete the requirements they may purchase a Cub Scout Leave No Trace temporary patch (No. 08797). Both the publication and patch are available through local councils. The patch should be displayed centered on the right pocket of the uniform.
Leave No Trace Frontcountry Guidelines
- Plan ahead
- Stick to trails
- Manage your pet
- Leave what you find
- Respect other visitors
- Trash your trash
- Discuss with your leader or parent/guardian the importance of the Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines.
- On three separate outings, practice the frontcountry guidelines of Leave No Trace.
- 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.
- Participate in a Leave No Trace - related service project.
- Promise to practice the Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines by signing the Cub Scout Leave No Trace Pledge.
- Draw a poster to illustrate the Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines and display it at a pack meeting.
Adult Award Requirements:
- Discuss with your den's Cub Scouts or your pack's leaders the importance of the Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines.
- On three separate outings demonstrate and practice the frontcountry guidelines of Leave No Trace.
- Participate in presenting a den, pack, district, or council awareness session on Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines.
- Participate in a Leave No Trace-related service project.
- Commit yourself to the Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines by signing the Cub Scout Leave No Trace Pledge.
- Assist at least three boys in earning Cub Scouting's Leave No Trace Awareness Award.
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Sep 16, 2015 - Joyce D. Geragotelis-Roughan
Sep 16, 2015 - Scouter Paul
But, the current requirments for the Outdoor Ethics awards still list the outdated Outdoorsman activity badge. Sine the requirements for it are much different than any of the new Webelos adventures, I would continue to have the scouts complete the requirements for the Outdoorsman badge until the Outdoor Ethics requirements are updated. They can do the activities without receiving a pin.
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