Tread Lightly! was fortunate enough to work with some amazing Forest and Parks Service agents from all across the country. Together we created a conservation trail with different
activities that challenged scouts and leaders alike to think about how they would react in different outdoor situations.
Stop 1 was a quick rundown of the Tread Lightly! and Leave No Trace principles and how they apply to everyone recreating outdoors.
Stop 2 had a variety of different gear–mountain bikes, paddles, life jackets, etc. Scouts were asked to discuss how to properly use these items and why it is important to use these items correctly.
Finally, at Stop 4, scouts were given a random question about outdoor ethics. After they answered this, they were asked to make a lifetime commitment to practicing outdoor ethics and signing a banner. The banner received signatures from hundreds of troupes from all over the world.
We’d like to thank the awesome sponsors and government agencies who helped us reach
these scouts this year! We hope these young men and women will teach others how to tread lightly in the years to come!