Youth

Strong Women. Better Future.

Sterlington, Louisiana. Looking to make a difference in the world? Join the Girl Scouts of Louisiana! This weekend Traveling Trainers Dani and Roland spent an evening at the Pinewood Lodge in Northern Louisiana. We had the pleasure of meeting several fabulously ambitious women who are very enthusiastic about implementing Leave No Trace into their on-going curriculum with the Girl Scout of Louisiana, the Pines to the Gulf.The Pines to the Gulf is a charter council with the Girl Scouts of the USA, that serves 42 towns west of the Mississippi River and supports nearly 12,000 girls through...

Whats Going On In Your Area: Mountain Region

The Leave No Trace Backyard Sessions program educates people about taking care of the outdoors in their communities. Through Leave No Trace training and volunteer engagement, the Center delivers the Backyard Sessions program through outdoor service projects for the general public. The Center conducted over 80 Backyard Sessions across the country this year. Check out the Backyard Sessions in the Mountain Region this year. - Colorado State Advocate, Kristin Libberton, introduced the Seven Principles to 37 individuals as they relate to youth with PEAK modules “How Long Does it Last” and “Trek...

Whats Going On In Your Area: Great Lakes Region

The Leave No Trace Backyard Sessions program educates people about taking care of the outdoors in their communities. Through Leave No Trace training and volunteer engagement, the Center delivers the Backyard Sessions program through outdoor service projects for the general public. The Center conducted over 80 Backyard Sessions across the country this year. Check out the Backyard Sessions in the Great Lakes Region this year. Leave No Trace Master Educator, Kevin Ayers, organized a 90+ volunteer trail clean-up/signage installation on the Low Gap Trail in Martinsville, IN. The eTour team,...

Whats Going On In Your Area: Central Region

The Leave No Trace Backyard Sessions program educates people about taking care of the outdoors in their communities. Through Leave No Trace training and volunteer engagement, the Center delivers the Backyard Sessions program through outdoor service projects for the general public. The Center conducted over 80 Backyard Sessions across the country this year. Check out the Backyard Sessions in the Central Region this year. - Jason Grubb, Education Programs Coordinator for the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, presented the Seven Principles with special considerations for rock climbers in...

Whats Going On In Your Area: Northeast Region

The Leave No Trace Backyard Sessions program educates people about taking care of the outdoors in their communities. Through Leave No Trace training and volunteer engagement, the Center delivers the Backyard Sessions program through outdoor service projects for the general public. The Center conducted over 80 Backyard Sessions across the country this year. Check out the Backyard Sessions in the Northeast Region this year. -Bob Gough, of Staten Island, NY conducted a trail clean-up while facilitating a Leave No Trace overview to 35 scouters on March 17, 2012. -In Cross Fork, PA, Mary Hirst led...

Whats Going On In Your Area: Pacific Region

The Leave No Trace Backyard Sessions program educates people about taking care of the outdoors in their communities. Through Leave No Trace training and volunteer engagement, the Center delivers the Backyard Sessions program through outdoor service projects for the general public. The Center conducted over 80 Backyard Sessions across the country this year. Check out the Backyard Sessions in the Pacific Region this year. - In Bellvue, WA, the Leave No Trace Club of Interlake High School facilitated a park clean-up with 19 students and discussed "dispose of waste properly”, and "be considerate...

All Access: Youth Program Hits The Web

Since 2003 the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics has taught over one million youth how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly, and to be stewards of the places they care about. The primary vehicle for this education has been the Promoting Environmental Awareness in Kids Program or PEAK. Each year since the program began, nearly 125,000 children ages 4-12 participate in the program, which is offered by the Subaru Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, Leave No Trace Master Educator and Trainers and a host of other volunteer educators across the country. The PEAK program has grown to include ten...

The Year of The Girl

Hickory, North Carolina - What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear "Girl Scouts"? Most likely, “Cookies!” And we don’t blame you, because let’s be honest, Girl Scout cookies are delicious. But did you know that Girl Scouts of the USA has been empowering girls across the country since 1912?! Founded by Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential through a myriad of enriching experiences, community services and cultural exchanges. Today, there are 3.2 million Girl Scouts and volunteers and more than 59 million alumnae in the U.S. who...

Boy Scouts of America Outdoor Ethics Conference

Damascus, Arkansas: The Boy Scouts of America 1 st Annual Outdoor Ethics Conference was this past weekend. The Center and the BSA have had a partnership since 2004. The BSA has over 4 million members and 300 councils nationwide, is one of our master educator course providers, and has a national task force to implement Outdoor Ethics within the Scouts. The Boy Scouts of America trained more scouts and scoutmasters as master educators last year, than the other 6 master educator providers combined. The Center’s relationship with the BSA is important for educating our youth. Bigfoot got to meet...

Your Project is Granted

San Francisco, CA. What would you do with $500 and 100 water bottles? How does a share of $12,500 to put towards programs that will increase participation in the outdoors sound? Could you use $2,500 to put towards programs that increase participation in paddle sports? All of these possibilities exist for you! Outdoor Nation, a non-profit founded by a community of Outsiders dedicated to reconnecting millennials with the outdoors, hosts Summits around the country, award grants for outstanding project ideas, lead outdoor outings, work with youth, and connect others like us - all in an effort to...

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