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Zero Waste Camping

Do you know how to Leave No Trace while camping? Find out how to apply the principles of Leave No Trace to create zero waste on your next camping adventure!

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  • What waste do you create while camping?
  • How can you eliminate that waste?
  • What are the seven principles of Leave No Trace?
  • What are some practical ways to reuse or limit packaging?


  • What is zero-waste camping? How can you modify your existing camping habits so that you create as little waste as possible?
  • Discover the seven principles of Leave No Trace and see how they can apply to your camping adventure—then, start planning your zero-waste camping adventure!


  • How were you able to reduce your waste while camping?
  • What tips would you give to someone who wanted to reduce their waste while camping?
  • Why are the seven principles of Leave No Trace important?
  • Remember to submit your activities on our Scouts for Sustainability Take Action Map

Keep it Simple

  • Start small: learn about the best way to make a campfire that will leave no evidence behind. What can you do to minimize campfire impacts?

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