Leave No Trace Trainer
The Leave No Trace Trainer helps minimize impact on the land by teaching members the principles of Leave No Trace
and improving Scouts’ outdoor ethics decision-making skills. The senior patrol leader may appoint a Scout, 14 years or older
who has successfully completed the official 16-hour Leave No Trace Trainer training course, to serve as the troop Leave No
Trace Trainer. A Scout under the age of 14, or who has not completed Leave No Trace Trainer training, may serve as an
instructor teaching Leave No Trace skills until he obtains the necessary training.


A Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, or Venturer may take any 16-hour Leave No Trace Trainer course from a Leave No Trace
Master Educator to qualify for the troop, team, or crew position of responsibility. The BSA is seeking to have one or more
BSA-affiliated Master Educators in each council to provide this training. Information on courses available in the local area
should be available from the local council’s Outdoor Ethics Advocate.