On Saturday, March 26, Sara Holtz, Deborah Manhken, and Evelyn Bruno with 15 Scouts and 11 Scouters from all over NCAC got together to talk about the role of the Outdoor Ethics Guide in Scouts BSA. Once known as “Leave No Trace Trainer”, the Outdoor Ethics Guide is a leadership position for a Scout in a Troop that provides Scouts to be in the unique position to help others make choices to reduce impact upon the natural world. You can learn more about the position here: scouting.org/outdoor-programs/outdoor-ethics-guide/
This session of the course was a beta test with many hands-on activities to include: Camp OH NO! A trash timeline, the Generation Game, the Thumb Trick, etc. You can check out more games like these in “Bigfoot’s Playbook” published by the Center for Outdoor Ethics.
The biggest thanks to the following Scouts who helped lead the various Leave No Trace (LNT) activities: Meera, Cayden, Hunter, Alex, and Andrew!!!!
Since this beta test course went so well, there are plans to offer it in various locations across NCAC. Contact Sara (firstname.lastname@example.org), Deborah (email@example.com), or Evelyn (firstname.lastname@example.org) if your district wants to host this class for OEGs (and Scouts interested in becoming OEG) and their advisors.