Georgia Sierra Club Outings Leader Training 101

Saturday, February 8, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Georgia Chapter Office
743 E College Ave Suite B
Decatur, GA 30030

Cathy Black 2013 Chapter Retreat OutingAs a local outing leader, you have the opportunity to share your interest in Georgia's wild areas with fellow outdoors and nature lovers - whether day hiking, peak scrambling, birdwatching, or multi day trekking. Georgia Chapter Outings also introduce trip members to the Sierra Club - often laying the foundation for future participation with the Sierra Club and local conservation efforts.

We are always looking for knowledgeable, passionate, outdoor-savvy people to join as Outings leaders. If that is you, why not become one?

The Sierra Club Outings Leader Training 101
is designed to provide participants with the skills and confidence required to lead day trips and overnight car-camping trips for the Sierra Club.  The goal is to prepare trip leaders to lead safe and fun trips while inspiring their participants to become more involved in protecting their environment.

What rewards will I receive as a Local Outings leader:

  • Getting to spend time outdoors with like-minded people.
  • The satisfaction of leading conversation on conservation and providing a trip that helps others connect with natural wonders.

Schedule of activities:

  1. Overview of Sierra Club History - 9:00 am
  2. Outings leader requirements - 9:30 am
  3. Planning an outing - 9:45 am
    1. Concept
    2. Approval
    3. Location and route
    4. Safety management planning
    5. Publicity
    6. Pre-outing communication
  4. Conducting an Outing - 10:15 am
    1. Forms
    2. Transportation
    3. Trailhead talk
    4. Outdoor Ethics
    5. Emergency response
    6. Participant Issues
    7. Ending an outing
    8. After an outing

**Break for Lunch from Noon-1pm**

5. First Aid Certification - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

While First Aid Certification is necessary to become an outings leader, this part of the training is optional and can be completed at a later date. For those wishing to participate, please bring an additional $30 via Cash or Check to pay for the certification. If this a financial barrier to you participating, please contact for scholarship opportunities.

Training Cost: $10, Lunch will be provided.

For more information, or to chat with an active Sierra Club outings leader about their experience, please contact

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