Three Scouts on their Way to Achieving National Medal for Outdoor Achievement

Three scouts complete Leave No Trace requirements for the National Medal for Outdoor Achievement! 

Collin Holly-Wells  

Troop 9200 B, Northern Star Scouting 

“Taking the Leave No Trace Trainer course will make a difference for me because I will take the lessons from it back to my troop. I hope then that my troop will do more conservation work and be more mindful of the environment during camp outs”. 

Thomas Hoffman 

Crew 9047, Northern Star Scouting 

“Becoming a Leave No Trace Trainer has allowed me to become a leader in yet another aspect of my life, outdoor ethics. I love teaching, and this will allow me to do that more effectively”. 

Thomas Curry 

Troop 46 B, Northeast Illinois Council 

“As a Scout, I have grown from seeing nature as a playground to understanding my duty to conserve and improve the lands we enjoy.  This training gave me the confidence and skills to train and inspire others to make a difference and I am grateful to Mr & Mrs Groven, Mr. Shaw, and Northern Star Council for helping to show me the way”. 

This award recognize Scouts BSA, Sea Scouts or Ventures who excel in outdoor participation. There are six areas of emphasis (camping, aquatics, hiking, riding, adventure, and conservation) with rigorous requirements to earn each segment. One of these is to take the 16 hour Leave No Trace Trainer course, which all three youth completed on 7/15! Each of the above youth also encourages scouts and leaders to take this course to learn to be better stewards of our environment.

The next course is September 30 - October 1 at Stearns Scout Camp. Contact [email protected] for info.