David Hoanzl (VIRTUSOL@MSN.COM)
Sat, 18 Jul 1998 22:31:48 -0500
> From: Ellery S Meyers
> Sent: Friday, July 17, 1998 8:04 PM
> Subject: Re: trenching
> Where is Leave No Trace written as Boy Scout policy?
Without answering your question of what is or isn't official
BSA Policy, it is significant to me that the first chapter of
the third edition of the Fieldbook, "Reducing our Impact",
is dedicated to LNT.
>From "Your Role and Cherishing the Backcountry":
"Low-impact use ... minimum-impact methods ... wilderness
manners ... no-trace camping. Whatever you call it, the practice
of outdoor ethics is essential in the backcountry.
"The basic message of the Fieldbook is simple - enjoy the
land, thrive on its wildness and the challenge it offers, but
conduct yourself in a way that assures your own safety
and *leaves no sign of your passing*."
My opinion, FWIW.
David Hoanzl, SA, WL, WC, CM
Troop 32, Pack 32, Pack 53, Troop 33
Minsi Trails Council / Ouachita Area Council
Lehigh Valley PA / Hot Springs AR
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City