Outdoor Ethics Patch and Pictures

BSA Leave No Trace Master Educator Courses

Dates Council Camp Course Info Field Experience
April 10-12,
  April 23-26
National Capital Area Council Blackburn Trail Center, Round Hill, VA
Prince William Forest Park, Triangle, Va
Info and Registration Flyer
CC: Victor Bieniek
April 24-26,
Coastal Carolina Council
South Carolina
Camp Moultrie and the Palmetto Trail Info and Registration
CC: Don Lauer
  843 425-6132
May 14-19 Blue Ridge Mountains Council Blue Ridge Scout Reservation, Virginia Info and Registration
CC: Greg Harmon
LI: Jeff Marion
May 15-17,
  May 22-25
Greater Niagara Frontier Council Camp Scouthaven, Freedom, NY
Camp Cutler, Naples, NY
Flyer Registration
Fred Thornley
  716 982-2045
Bruce Hanat
  585 201-9599
Backpacking or Non-trek
May 16-20 National Council Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarron, New Mexico Staff Course
July 13-18 Trapper Trails Council, UT TIFIE Ranch
South of Morgan UT, by East Canyon Reservoir
Flyer  Registration
CC: Mike (Doc) Adams
August 8-13 Winnebago Council, IA Bighorn NF, Dayton, Wyoming Information & Registration
CC: Ed DePaepe
August 9-15 National Council Northern Tier High Adventure Base, Ely, Minnesota Information
LI: Paula Boothe
Sept 18-20,
  Oct 1-4
Theodore Roosevelt Council Schiff Scout Reservation
Wading River, NY
CC: Art Woodard
Frontcountry w/paddling & hiking
Sept 20-25 National Council Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarron, New Mexico Details & registration
LI: Dan Howells
Backpacking, Frontcountry
Oct 2-4
  Oct 15-18
Longhorn Council Camp Tahuaya, Belton, TX Flyer & Registration
CC: George Covert
  254 258-0127
Frontcountry, Kayaking
Oct 30‑Nov 1,
  Nov 19-22
Jayhawk Area Council Falley Scout Reservation
Oskaloosa, Kansas
Flyer Registration
CC: Jay Stires
LI: Lead Instructor
CC: Course Coordinator

This five-day, five-night course trains interested individuals ages 18 and up 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.

  • Prerequisite:  Leave No Trace Trainer or approval from Council Outdoor Ethics Advocate
  • Instructed By: Each BSA Master Educator course is taught by a set of nationally-designated Master Educator Instructors, so your Master Educator standing is recognized nationally by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.

What is a Leave No Trace Master Educator?

Leave No Trace Center Logo " This valuable training is recognized throughout the world ...

"Successful graduates of the Master Educator course have the ability to train others in Leave No Trace skills and ethics..."

The Master Educator Course provides participants with a comprehensive training in Leave No Trace skills and ethics, through practical application in a field-based setting ..."

What is a BSA Leave No Trace Master Educator?

The BSA LNT Master Educator Course includes the full core Leave No Trace Master Educator curriculum, plus Scouting-specific curriculum.
"Much of the curriculum added into a BSA LNT ME course is to help graduates become a top-level Leave No Trace resource for their unit, district, and council.
A major goal for our BSA LNT ME courses is to graduate effective and active LNT Masters who will return to their home council and conduct the key LNT Trainer courses needed to support their unit, district and council outdoor programs."
Charlie Thorpe, BSA Outdoor Ethics Task Force

BSA Logo Boy Scouts of America - Outdoor Ethics - All Rights Reserved