Leave No Trace Training for Cub Scouts

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CUB SCOUTS
Leave No Trace
Training for Cub Scouts
A nationally recognized outdoor skills
and ethical awareness program
The Six Leave No Trace Guidelines for Cub Scouts
CUB SCOUTS
Leave No Trace is a plan that helps you to be more
concerned about your environment. It also helps you
protect it for future generations
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Watch for hazards and follow all the rules of the park or outdoor
facility. Remember proper clothing, sunscreen, hats, first aid kits,
and plenty of drinking water. Use the buddy system. Make sure you
carry your family's name, phone number, and address.
• Know the rules and special concerns for the area you'll visit.
• Prepare for extreme weather, hazards, and emergencies.
• Schedule your trip to avoid times of high use.
• Repackage food to minimize waste.
Q&A
SCOTS
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Match the answers:
Make a ________ and stick to it.
Know the ________ of the campground.
Always go with a _________.
Prepare for extreme _________ and
emergencies.
Buddy
Plan
Weather
Rules
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Stay on marked trails whenever possible. Short-cutting trails
causes the soil to wear away or to be packed, which eventually kills
trees and other vegetation. Trampled wildflowers and vegetation
take years to recover. Stick to trails!.
• Durable surfaces include established trails and campsites, rock,
gravel, dry grasses or snow.
• Protect river bank areas by camping at least 200 feet from lakes and
streams.
• Good campsites are found, not made. Altering a site is not necessary.
CUB SCOUTS
Q&A
Circle all the correct answers:
Durable Surfaces to camp on include?
Rock, Bushes, Gravel, Sticks, Dry Grass, Snow, Wildflowers
How far should you camp from a River Bank?
1 foot, 10 ft, 200 ft, 1000 ft
If you are hiking, you should…
- walk through bushes and plants
- climb trees
- stay on the trail
- wear flip-flops
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Respect Wildlife.
Managing your pet will keep people, dogs, livestock, and wildlife
from feeling threatened. Make sure your pet is on a leash or
controlled at all times. Do not let your pet approach or chase
wildlife. When animals are chased or disturbed, they change eating
patterns and use more energy that may result in poor health or
death.
Take care of your pet's waste. Take a small shovel or scoop and a
pick-up bag to pick up your pet's waste— wherever it's left. Place
the waste bags in a trash can for disposal.
• Observe wildlife from a distance. Do not follow or approach them.
• Never feed animals. Feeding wildlife damages their health, alters natural
behaviors, and exposes them to predators and other dangers.
• Protect wildlife and your food by storing rations and trash securely.
• Control pets at all times, or leave them at home.
• Avoid wildlife during sensitive times: mating, nesting, raising young, or
winter.
CUB SCOUTS
Q&A
Complete the sentences:
_________ wildlife.
Do not let your pet ______ wildlife.
Observe wildlife from a _________.
Never ________ wild animals.
Leave
Respect
Food
Nesting
Distance
Chase
Feed
Avoid animals at sensitive times such as
when they are ___________
Control pets at all times or _______ them at home.
Protect wildlife by storing your ________ in a safe place.
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When visiting any outdoor area, try to leave it the same as you find
it. The less impact we each make, the longer we will enjoy what we
have. Even picking flowers denies others the opportunity to see
them and reduces seeds, which means fewer plants next year.
Use established restrooms. Graffiti and vandalism have no place
anywhere, and they spoil the experience for others. Leave your
mark by doing an approved conservation project.
• Preserve the past: Look, but do not touch cultural or historic structures
and artifacts.
• Leave rocks, plants and other natural objects as you find them.
• Avoid introducing or transporting non-native species.
• Do not build structures, furniture, or dig trenches.
CUB SCOUTS
Q&A
True or False:
It’s ok to pull up or break plants and trees.
It’s a good deed to build furniture and leave it for the
next campers.
If it came from nature it should stay in nature.
We cut down live trees for firewood.
We pack out all our trash.
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Expect to meet other visitors. Be courteous and make room for
others. Control your speed when biking or running. Pass with care
and let others know before you pass. Avoid disturbing others by
making noise or playing loud music.
Respect "No Trespassing" signs. If property boundaries are
unclear, do not enter the area.
• Respect other visitors and protect the quality of their experience.
• Be courteous. Yield to other users on the trail.
• Step to the right side of the trail when encountering other travelers.
• Take breaks and camp away from trails and other visitors.
• Let nature's sounds prevail. Avoid loud voices and noises.
CUB SCOUTS
Q&A
Discussion Questions:
When passing other hikers or campers what should we
do?
Do we camp right in the middle of trails?
What should we do when we see Private Property – No
Trespassing signs?
How do you want to be treated by other people when
camping?
How do you like seeing trash that was left behind?
What is Noise Pollution? How do you feel about noise
pollution when camping in the woods?
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Make sure all trash is put in a bag or trash receptacle. Trash is
unsightly and ruins everyone's outdoor experience. Your trash can
kill wildlife. Even materials such as orange peels, apple cores and
food scraps take years to break down and may attract unwanted
pests that could become a problem.
• Pack it in, pack it out. Inspect your campsite and rest areas for trash or
spilled foods. Pack out all trash, leftover food, and litter.
• To wash yourself or your dishes, carry water 200 feet away from streams
or lakes and use small amounts of biodegradable soap. Scatter strained
dishwater.
CUB SCOUTS
Q&A
Match the Answers:
Make sure all trash is in a ____________
Trash can kill _____________
Pack out all _____________
__________ your campsite for trash or spilled food
Food scraps attract ____________
Inspect
trash
trash Can
wildlife
pests
DISCUSSION REVIEW
Is the picture of something natural or wrong?
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Explain Why
What is the right thing to do?
Cub Scouting’s Leave No Trace Awareness Award
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Cub Scouts Leave No Trace Pledge
I Promise to practice the Leave No
Trace frontcountry guidelines
wherever I go:
You can earn the Cub Scout Leave
No Trace Awareness Award by
doing the following things:
1. Discuss with your leader or
parent/guardian the importance of the
Leave No Trace guidelines.
2. On three separate outings, practice
the frontcountry guidelines of Leave No
Trace.
3. Complete the Achievement
requirement for your rank.
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 in
your scout handbook.
6. Draw a poster to illustrate the Leave
No Trace frontcountry guidelines and
display it at a pack meeting.
Cub Scouting’s Leave No Trace Awareness Award
CUB SCOUTS
Leave No Trace means traveling and camping with care,
deliberately planning, and guiding one's actions so as not to
harm the environment or disturb others.
What does Leave No Trace mean to you?
Learn more at www.LNT.org

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