Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Girl Scout Troop 7415

On Saturday, we met with Troop 7415 in Hopkins Wilderness Park in Redondo Beach, CA. Eight girls and three leaders and parents attended this two-hour program. Throughout the morning they actively learned about the principles of Leave No Trace by playing PEAK activities such as "What Principle Am I?", "Minimum Impact Match" and the instant classic "Leave What You Find" draw and share.

The audience asked a number of excellent questions but our favorite was the query, "Are we enjoying the outdoors the right way or the wrong way?" that came up early in the day. Fortunately we were able to share that Leave No Trace is best explained as an educational and ethical program, not as a set of rules and regulations! This understanding seemed to set the tone for a very enjoyable and educational rest of the morning, and we were fortunate to have such a pleasant and motivated group.
All the best.................

Jason and Agata

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