Leave No Trace Booklet

Leave No Trace Booklet

Do you have a child in a Boy or Girl Scout Troop?

Or do you want to teach your child about camping etiquette and safety?


Both of my daughters are in Girl Scouts and I am one of the leaders of their troop.  We went to an event where one earned her Junior Camper Badge and the other earned her Cadette Trailblazing Badge.  Unfortunately, there was a lot missed in this event and I felt I needed to supplement their badges for them to really get a feeling for what they were supposed to get out of it.  I developed this “Leave No Trace Booklet” to make learning camping etiquette and rules more fun!

Buy tags for this project – now in my Etsy Shop!  

Adding stickers was the big selling point on this for my kids – if I hadn’t brought them out, I don’t think I could have kept them engaged long enough.  We also used punches and did a lot of our own drawing and writing.

Each booklet was made of 8 tags that are 2 1/2″ by 5 ” and a key ring.  Key rings make an easy way to bind a mini book.  Variations on this could use regular paper or cardstock cut to size and punch a hole or two with a paper punch – tie with yarn or ribbon.

I searched on the internet to see what “leave no trace” was all about.  I found many differences among all of the “leave no trace” steps and I combined all of the differences into 7 concise steps.

Plan Ahead and Prepare

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Stay on the Trail

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Dispose of Your Waste Properly

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Leave Nature as You Find It

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Be Careful With Campfire

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Respect Wildlife

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Be Considerate of Other Visitors

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All 3 of us had a great time creating our “Leave No Trace” Booklets and you can see how each of us had a different idea and interpretation of each step.

Use this idea for your own “leave no trace” book or use the idea to make any other step by step book!