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Course Information

Outdoor Ethics Training In San Diego-Imperial Council

The BSA offers 0utdoor Ethics training as part of all its core outdoor training programs: National Youth Leader Training (NYLT) and National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) for Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts, and part of Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS) and Wood Badge for all adult volunteers with outdoor leadership responsibilities.

The BSA also offers a carefully selected group of specialized Outdoor Ethics and Leave No Trace training courses to assist youth and adult members seeking to bring cutting-edge Outdoor Ethics to their outdoor programs. These programs are summarized below.


Outdoor Ethics Guide Course

Completing this is half-day course qualifies a Scout to serve in the Outdoor Ethics Guide position of responsibility. The Scout will be able to teach Outdoor Etics (Leave No Trace, Tread Lightly! and Land Ethic) to Scouts and adults to complete the requirements for advancement and awards as well as to serve in a leadership positon that will count towards Eagle advancement. This new position of responsibility replaces the now-terminated Leave No Trace Trainer and the Leave No Trace Instructor positions.

Please note that the following 2 online classes are prerequisites for taking this class.

PREREQUISITE 1 - LNT Awareness online course
PREREQUISITE 2 - Tread Lightly! Awareness online course

INSTRUCTED BY: Leave No Trace Trainer or Master Educator
PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE: BSA Outdoor Ethics Guide patch
PRE-REQUISITES: See the 2 prerequisites listed in the description above.
DATE: No course scheduled
LOCATION: TBD
FLYER: TBD
REGISTRATION: TBD
COST: TBD

Leave No Trace 101 Awareness Course

This course will provide a knowledge of Leave No Trace and its seven principles, explain the important of LNT in outdoor activities and provide information regarding where to locate additional LNT resources and opportunities for further training.

INSTRUCTED BY: Leave No Trace Trainer or Master Educator
PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE: BSA Leave No Trace Awareness Card
DATE: Coming later in 2016
LOCATION: TBD
FLYER: TBD
REGISTRATION: TBD
COST: TBD

Leave No Trace Trainer Course

This course includes a classroom session that review the principles and ethics of Leave No Trace and outlines the responsibilities of Council LNT Trainers. Patricipants must complete the Tread Lightly! 101 and Leave No Trace Online Awareness courses prior to attending. Following the classroom portion, participants attend a two-day outdoor training to practice the skills and principles they have learned and qualify them to conduct LNT training in their units.

INSTRUCTED BY: Leave No Trace Master Educator
PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE: BSA Leave No Trace Trainer card
DATE: June 9, 2017, 6pm to June 10, 2017, 4pm
LOCATION: Mataguay Scout Ranch, A-Frame
FLYER: LNT_JUNE 2017.pdf
REGISTRATION: Spring 2017 LNT Course Registration
COST: $50 (food is included: Sat breakfast, lunch, & dinner)

INSTRUCTED BY: Leave No Trace Master Educator
PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE: BSA Leave No Trace Trainer card
DATE: September 8, 2017, 6pm to September 9, 2017, 4pm
LOCATION: Camp Fiesta Island, La Jolla Room
FLYER: TBD
REGISTRATION: TBD
COST: $50

Tread Lightly! Trainer Course

This is an 8-hour hands-on workshop designed to provide a "crash course" in outdoor ethics focusing on motorized and mechanized recreation and both land and water. Participation in the course qualifies individuals to present the Tread Lightly! message to others in their Council.

DATE: Saturday, December 10, 2016, 9am to 3pm
LOCATION: Camp Fiesta Island, La Jolla Room
FLYER: SDIC TL - Fall 2016.pdf
REGISTRATION: Fall 2016 Tread Lightly! Trainer Course Registration
COST: $40 (includes Tread Lightly! membership, Sat lunch)

DATE: December 2, 2017, 9am to 4pm
LOCATION: Camp Fiesta Island, La Jolla Room
FLYER: TBD
REGISTRATION: TBD
COST: $40

Leave No Trace Master Educator Course

This five-day, five-night course trains interested individuals ages 18 and older 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 be the BSA's partner, the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.

PRE-REQUISITE: Leave No Trace Trainer or approval from Council Outdoor Ethics Advocate (Dale Long)
INSTRUCTED BY: Leave No Trace Master Educator
PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE: BSA Leave No Trace Master Educator card & certificate
COURSES: BSA Leave No Trace Master Educator Courses webpage

Tread Lightly! Master Course

This is a two-day course designed to provide an in-depth look at outdoor ethics focusing on motorized and mechanized recreation on both land and water. Participation in the course qualifies individuals to present the Tread Lightly! message consistent to others in their state or region. Participants will work with Tread Lightly! staff on understanding the role outdoor ethics play in the recreation community, learn the Tread Lightly! principles of responsible recreation, develop an action plan for outreach in their community, and be provided with the tools to conduct a variety of learning opportunities including training Tread Trainers through an 8-hour session.

PRE-REQUISITE: Tread LightLy or approval from Council Outdoor Ethics Advocate (Dale Long)
INSTRUCTED BY: Master Tread Trainer
PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE: Master Tread Trainer card
DATE: No course scheduled
LOCATION: TBD
FLYER: TBD
REGISTRATION: TBD
COST: TBD