Kids

A Summer On Bainbridge Island...

...would be magical, but in the world of a Subaru Traveling Trainer you've got to fit that all in a week. We spent this week working with Bainbridge Island Metro Parks and Recreation District . These folks know how to get out and play! On Sunday we joined the Outdoor Programs for a hike on the Elwha River within Olympic National Park. This is a special waterway right now because it is currently undergoing a significant dam removal process. From speaking with guides and locals we learned that salmon have already started using the newly reopened habitat. We spoke to the group about outdoor...

LL Bean Turns 100!

Freport, ME. For a century now, LL Bean has provided quality clothing, gear, and apparel to outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Beginning with a single product, The Bean Boot, LL Bean has grown into a multi-faceted business with outdoor gear, home decor, biking and boating equipment, hunting and fishing gear, and they throw one heck of a party! This past weekend, we spent four days celebrating the 100th Anniversary of this great company. We set ourselves up in Beanland, an area filled with games and activities for children and families. People we so excited to try out our game- Durable Surafce...

100 Years of Girl Scouts Adventuring!

In Savannah, GA, in 1912, Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts of the USA. One hundred years later, that organization is alive and well. While on March 12, 1912, Low assembled 18 girls for the first meeting, this past week in Savannah, GA, we saw over 1,600 girls and adult leaders come together for a Centennial Camporee! At this event, they celebrated the incredible history of the organization, worked on awesome activities, and got to spend some quality time outdoors canoeing, SCUBA diving, shooting shotguns, and visiting the beautiful Georgia Coast. Hailing from over 30 states, these...

Education in Motion: Where to find the Traveling Trainers in JULY

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, as well as the Leave No Trace e-tour Team are conducting the following training events across the country in July. For more information about these or to attend, visit the event calendar. We hope to see you on the road! Want to host the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers for an event? REQUEST A VISIT FROM THE TRAVELING TRAINERS! Check out the Team Calendars - sort by Team or by your state! Colorado: Planet Bluegrass Rockygrass Music Festival - Lyons Florida: Boy Scout Troop 5 - Crawfordville Kentucky: Tim Horton Camp Kentahten -...

Day Campin' in Delaware

Summertime means summer camp, and what better type of summer camp than Cub Scout day camp? On Tuesday, the Leave No Trace e-tour Team rolled into Delaware and visited two different day camps from the Del-Mar-Va Council along with Travis McCormick, one of Frank's Scouting friends and an all-star professional Scouter. With a group of excited Scouts, we explored some of the best highlights of Leave No Trace -- Trash Your Trash and the elusive cathole. Our first visit was to the brand new Akridge Scout Reservation in Dover, a beautiful stretch of 85 acres developing into a first class camp. With...

Summer Solstice Splashtacular

This week marks the first day of summer, and summer means beach time. While at Verona Beach State Park in New York last weekend, the Leave No Trace e-tour got to participate in their First Annual Outdoor Extravaganza! Along with local firemen, RV & boat dealers, local environmental groups, and the New York State Parks; we brought the message of Leave No Trace to the many visitors and beach-goers on this packed weekend. Verona Beach State Park is a local, frontcountry favorite for people coming for the weekend or day from the Syracuse, Binghamton, and Utica areas. The park combines camping...

Welcome to the Maine Events

A week in review... We have the pleasure of spending the next three weeks criss-crossing the great state of Maine as we explore, bike, hike, and most importantly work with numerous groups that are interested in learning about Leave No Trace. Last week, we began our tour at the Round Top Farm in Damariscotta, ME, where we met up with The Maine Steering Committee. The committee is comprised of dynamic Leave No Trace Master Educators and Advocates, including Charlie Jacobi, Acadia National Park; Marcia and Gabe Williamson, former Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, current Leave No Trace...

Del-Mar-Va Council Cub Scout Camp

The Leave No Trace e-tour team will be joining the Cub Scouts, staff, and volunteers at Lum's Pond camp for the Del-Mar-Va Council of the Boy Scouts of America for an afternoon of Leave No Trace learning and activities!

Klamath Falls Recap

In A Sand County Almanac , Aldo Leopold wrote that “the land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants, and animals, or collectively: the land.” Maybe it’s time for us to flip that idea on its head, and think of bringing Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics from our backcountry into a community-based approach, a goal the Center has been focusing on over the past few years. By addressing environmental stewardship across different components of a community – land managers, schools, Scout troops, volunteer groups, and community leaders – we can...

The North Face Role Models with Ultramarathoner Mike Wardian

Peabody, MA . This weekend we traveled to The North Face store in Peabody, MA to meet North Face athlete and Ultramarathoner, Mike Wardian. Mike was at the store to inspire kids and families to get outdoors through a new program called The North Face Role Models. "We at The North Face love the outdoors, and believe that if people are introduced to the outdoors, they will foster a connection to our natural landscapes that will stay with them forever. Our goal is to inspire our next generation of explorers and conservationists by helping them discover nature's playground...

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