Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Leave No Trace: Outdoor Ethics at Camp Minsi

As more Scouts come and visit Camp Minsi throughout the summer, the upholding of Leave No Trace guidelines become more important.

Leave No Trace is a plan that helps people to be more concerned about their environment and to help them protect it for future generations. Leave No Trace applies not only in the vast backcountry wilderness, but is just as relevant in a campsite, a backyard, a local park, and even urban settings.

We strive to practice Leave No Trace in our attitude and actions at Camp Minsi with wherever we do. Understanding nature strengthens our respect toward the environment. One person with thoughtless behavior or one shortcut on a trail can spoil the outdoor experience for others.

Help protect the environment by remembering that while you are there, you are a visitor. When you visit the outdoors, take special care of the area. Leave everything just as you find it.

Hiking and camping without a trace are signs of a considerate outdoorsman who cares for the environment. Travel lightly on the land.

For more information on the Leave No Trace program visit the Boy Scouts of America's Leave No Trace training module or lnt.org.

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