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Leave No Trace

Leave No TraceLeave No Trace

The web site states that "Leave No Trace is an national and international program designed to assist outdoor enthusiasts with their decisions about how to reduce their impacts when they hike, camp, picnic, snowshoe, run, bike, hunt, paddle, ride horses, fish, ski or climb. The program strives to educate all those who enjoy the outdoors about the nature of their recreational impacts as well as techniques to prevent and minimize such impacts. Leave No Trace is best understood as an educational and ethical program, not as a set of rules and regulations."

There is also training available to become an LNT Trainer held locally. Go to the GLC Training Calendar for more information on this course.

To find out more about Leave No Trace and the awards that are available, download these files:

Advanced Backcountry Leadership Experience - A.B.L.E.

ABLE TrainingA unique training opportunity designed
to pick up where the basic Outdoor
Leader Skills training leaves off!

If you are a Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmaster, Venturing Crew Advisor, associate Advisor, or High Adventure Coordinator, who has completed Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training and loves the great outdoors – A.B.L.E. is the next great step in your training – The ADVANCED BACKCOUNTRY LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE! A.B.L.E. training is the Great Lakes Council training conference where Scout leaders come to learn the more advanced, high end outdoor skills. This is the training you need to build confidence in your ability to succeed in developing High Adventures for your unit. It is also some of the most fun you can have in outdoor skills training!

You’ve learned basic skills at OLS – now you are ready to build the confidence in skills needed for the real backcountry!  Whether leading a contingent on that big Philmont High Adventure, or a small patrol on a deep woods weekend hike, you and your unit will be glad you were ABLE!

Jungle BookJungle Book

For Cub Scout Adult Leaders

A fun filled, exciting, overnight training EXPERIENCE for all Cub Scout Leaders. A months worth of program with more games, songs, outdoor program, and ideas that will not only spark your program but, help you in planning your packs activities and FUN for years to come. The Jungle Book Experience is for: Committee members – Den Leaders – Webelos Leaders – Cubmasters – Tiger Cub Coordinator – assistant leaders– everyone in you pack leadership and anyone interested in being or planning to be a leader.

The EXPERIENCE happens every Spring (usually the first weekend in May).  Note this an Adult only training.

The 2011 Jungle Book has been cancelled