Leave No Trace Awareness Patch

Leave No Trace
Awareness Award


The Leave No Trace Awareness Award is worn on the uniform shirt,
centered on the right pocket as a TEMPORARY patch.
Only ONE Temporary patch may be worn at a time.


These requirements were effective until January 1, 2008.

To see the current requirements, Click here.


Boy Scout and Venturer Requirements

  1. Recite and explain the principles of Leave No Trace.
  2. On three separate camping/backpacking trips demonstrate and practice the principles of Leave No Trace.
  3. Earn the Camping and Environmental Science merit badges (or do No.3 under the Scouter requirements).
  4. Participate in a Leave No Trace-related service project.
  5. Give a 10-minute presentation on a Leave No Trace topic approved by your Scoutmaster (or Advisor).
  6. Draw a poster or build a model to demonstrate the differences in how we camp or travel in high-use and pristine areas.

Scouter and Advisor Requirements

  1. Recite and explain the principles of Leave No Trace.
  2. On three separate camping/backpacking trips demonstrate and practice the principles of Leave No Trace.
  3. Share with another Scout Leader/Advisor your understanding and knowledge of the Camping and Environmental Science merit badge pamphlets.
  4. Actively assist (training, advice, and general supervision) a Scout/Venturer in planning, organizing, and leading a service project related to Leave No Trace.
  5. Assist a minimum of three Scouts/Venturers in earning the Leave No Trace Awareness Award.
  6. Plan and conduct a Leave No Trace awareness session for Scouts, Venturers, Scouters, or an interested group outside of Scouting.

Click Here for more information on the Boy Scout Leave No Trace Program.

Click Here to go to the USSSP Leave No Trace Program information area.

Contact Leave No Trace, Inc. at 800-332-4100 or on the Internet at http://www.lnt.org

In addition to the Leave No Trace program, see the BSA Wilderness Use Policy.


Page updated on: August 24, 2010



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