Leave No Trace Trainer Description and Self Evaluation

In 2010, BSA added two more Boy Scout youth leadership positions – Leave No Trace Trainer and Webmaster. The Leave No Trace Trainer is a youth member of the troop who ensures that Leave No Trace principles are followed on all troop outings and activities.

The description and requirements below are an example. Adjust them as necessary to meet the needs of your troop. The printable copy also includes a self evaluation form for the position.

Printable copy of Leave No Trace Trainer Description and Self Evaluation

Leave No Trace Trainer

Qualifications:

  • Appointed by Senior Patrol Leader and Assistant Senior Patrol Leader with Scoutmaster approval
  • Tenderfoot Rank or higher
  • May not serve three consecutive terms

Reports to: the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader

Trained by: Assistant Senior Patrol Leader with assistance from the Assistant Scoutmaster for Older Scouts

Leave No Trace Trainer duties:

  • Know by heart the Leave No Trace principles and be able to explain them in detail to others.
  • Instruct the troop about Leave No Trace principles before outings.
  • While on outings, ensure that Leave No Trace principles are followed, providing direction and instruction as necessary.
  • Arrive 5 minutes before the start of troop meetings.
  • Participate in outings. Attendance expectation 80%
  • Attend troop meetings. Attendance expectation 30%
  • Set a good example.
  • Wear the field uniform (class A) correctly to all regular troop meetings and religious services.
  • Wear the activity uniform (class B t-shirt) to all outings and other troop activities.
  • Live by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Show Scout spirit.
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3 Responses to Leave No Trace Trainer Description and Self Evaluation

  1. David O'Leary December 27, 2011 at 2:31 PM #

    Hello – Thanks for this post to raise awareness about the Leave No Trace Trainer position and for all the information on your site. I have one fairly major correction – a requirement for serving in this position is to complete a Leave No Trace Trainer course, either with the BSA or another authorized course provider. Some more information is available from the web site http://outdoorethics-bsa.org/ and from your council Outdoor Ethics Advocate.

    Thanks!

    • Scouter Mom December 27, 2011 at 2:59 PM #

      Thanks! Our troop puts the training requirements for positions in a separate list, but it is good to add it here also.

  2. Reg A. Klubeck December 30, 2011 at 9:19 PM #

    BSA Leave No Trace Trainer Course [4.1.2]
    This 16-hour, overnight course trains interested individuals ages 14 and up to serve as Leave No Trace Trainers. Trainers are the backbone of Scouting’s outdoor ethics program, providing instruction to individuals and units wishing to adopt cutting edge outdoor ethics into their unit programs. Trainers are specially commissioned to teach the BSA Leave No Trace 101 Course and to qualify individuals for the BSA Leave No Trace Awareness Card. Completion of this course or another recognized Leave No Trace Trainer course is required for a youth to hold the Boy Scout/Varsity Scout Leave No Trace Trainer position of responsibility in their unit. Each BSA Trainer course is taught by a recognized Leave No Trace Master Educator, so your Trainer standing is recognized nationally be BSA’s partner, the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.

    Instructed by: Leave No Trace Master Educator
    Participants receive: Leave No Trace Trainer card from BSA, BSA Leave No Trace 101 Course Guide, and Leave No Trace Trainer certificate from the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.

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