2013 Leave No Trace

I want to take a moment to thank all of our leaders, families and especially our scouts who helped our Pack work towards the Leave No Trace awards for 2013.  In order for our scouts to earn this award, they were required to do the following:

  1. Discuss with your leader or parent/guardian the importance of the Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines.
  2. On three separate outings, practice the frontcountry guidelines of Leave No Trace.
  3. 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.
  4. Participate in a Leave No Trace-related service project.
  5. Promise to practice the Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines by signing the Cub Scout Leave No Trace Pledge.
  6. Draw a poster to illustrate the Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines and display it at a pack meeting.

I am extremely proud of our boys.  We had 17 of our boys who participated in the 3 outings and completed their requirements for the Leave No Trace Award!  While this (Leave No Trace) is something we as scouts practice everyday, it is not an award that every scout earns.  So I am so happy we had such a great participation percentage for our Leave No Trace Program this year. 

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In addition to our boys who earned their Leave No Trace awards, our leaders were also eligible for the award.  For an adult leader to earn their Leave No Trace award, they must have met the following requirements:

  1. Discuss with your den’s Cub Scouts or your pack’s leaders the importance of the Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines.
  2. On three separate outings demonstrate and practice the frontcountry guidelines of Leave No Trace.
  3. Participate in presenting a den, pack, district, or council awareness session on Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines.
  4. Participate in a Leave No Trace-related service project.
  5. Commit yourself to the Leave No Trace frontcountry guidelines by signing the Cub Scout Leave No Trace Pledge.
  6. Assist at least three boys in earning Cub Scouting’s Leave No Trace Awareness Award.

Families, it just reinforces my belief that we have the best group of leaders in the district when I see that we had 11 leaders who earned their Leave No Trace awards.  They accomplished this while helping our boys to understand the principles of Leave No Trace.   THANK YOU! To everyone who helped out.  I look forward to displaying our photo’s and posters at next Monday’s Graduation Pack Meeting.

~ Cubmaster Aaron

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