scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: LNT v. Camporee
golden cliff (c60clg1@CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU
Wed Feb 02 2000 - 17:35:52 CST
I think "Leave no Trace" pretty much says it all.
In a Camporee setting, we try to leave the place as good, or better, than
we found it.
Of course in the backcountry we do what we can to minimize our presence,
visual, audio, etc. We are trying to preserve a wilderness atmosphere, as
well as "leave only footprints, take only memories". Of course we'd
rather not leave even footprints if we can help it.
The more fragile the environment the more care we must take in preserving
At our last fall camporee, our troop served as host. All troops policed
their areas Sunday morning before they left. That Sunday was cold with a
steady drizzle, pretty miserable stuff. Still, every Scout in every troop
participated in a police line scouring their campsite for litter.
Our troop policed the entire Camporee camping area plus campfire arena and
each program area. We found little evidence of litter, that which we did
find looked like it had been there long before the weekend.
When we left that morning, the place looked like we had never been there.
To me, that's what Camporee/LNT is mostly about.
YIS, Cliff Golden
Scoutmaster Troop 33