Outdoor Ethics Training Course Offerings


Outdoor Ethics and Leave No Trace are key components of all of the core BSA outdoor training programs such as NYLT and NAYLE for Boy Scouts and Venturers and in the IOLS and Wood Badge training for adults.  The Outdoor Ethics training program consists of a training hierarchy which builds upon one another for increased knowledge and skills development. 

The specialized courses listed below provide more advanced awareness and skills training in order to develop youth and adults capable of effectively teaching these important outdoor skills and ethics beyond the guide level. 

 Listed below are the courses that the Outdoor Ethics Training team currently have scheduled.  LNT Trainer courses are offered twice a year in the Spring and again in the Fall.  CurrentIy, the Tread Trainer course is offered once a year in the Winter/Spring.  If you do not see a course that you want to take, please use the interest form to contact us about future course offerings.  Course registration will open 90-120 days prior to the course date and registration information can be found on the Occoneechee Council calendar.

Outdoor Ethics Guide Training Course
Start Date/Time: Saturday, December 16, 2017 7:00 AM
End Date/Time: Saturday, December 16, 2017 10:00 AM
Instructor: Meredith Blackwood, Ann Meyer

The purpose of this 3-hour course is to help develop the skills of a Scout to teach all of the Outdoor Ethics skills and information needed to pass the requirements for rank advancement as well as to qualify to serve in the Outdoor Ethics Guide Youth Position of Responsibility (PoR), a leadership position that will count towards Eagle advancement.

This course focuses on the participant, while teaching them the techniques and providing them the tools to teach Leave No Trace and Tread Lightly@! principles as they apply to the Outdoor Code and Ethics.  This course is also recommended for the adult leader who will be assigned to advise the unit's Outdoor Ethics Guide.

Registration for this course can be found on the council calendar at