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How to become an Outings Leader

 John Muir, Sierra Club's first president, encouraged us to

"do something for wildness and make the mountains glad."


Lots of activities qualify as outings: a nature walk, a bike ride, skiing, a canoe or kayak trip, a scramble up a hill or mountain, a beach clean up, a tour of an area threatened by development, a bird survey...whatever you are interested in, you can be sure other people are too! Be creative and have fun.

Sierra Club Maine Chapter will conduct an Outing Leaders Training upon request. We really need outings leaders who are willing to lead outings.

There is a 3-step process to become a certified outings leader:

  1. One day of Sierra Club training (depending on the location of those interested in this leader training, we will travel to where the most people are located).

  2. Red Cross or similar First Aid & CPR certification.

  3.  Supervised first hike by a certified Maine Chapter outings leader.   

For more information, contact:


Bill Briggs, Sierra Club Outings Chair at



For more information on Outing Leader checklists, contact Bill Briggs.

Outings Leader Contacts

Maine Chapter Sierra Club Office
44 Oak St, Suite 301
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 761-5616 phone
(207) 773-6690 fax email web site

Chapter Outings Leader

Bill Briggs

There are two terrific Sierra Club outing leader email listservs you can join to keep you in the loop, connected, and informed:

Discussion listserv

The discussion listserv delivers messages to your email from other leaders, while you can ask questions to the entire group and respond to the whole group, talking about issues and ideas.

Newsletter list serv
Delivers the GCOC newsletter to your inbox every month, keeping you informed of Club policies and more. Sign up by going to:  


Scroll down to find OA-GC Outings Leaders (Chapter, Group and Section Outing Leader Discussion List ) & OA-GC GCOC Newsletter (Group and Chapter Outing Committee Newsletter Announcement List).


Sierra Club Lingo:

GCOC: Group & Chapter Outings Committee. (outings leaders/volunteers from around the country who deal with group and chapter outings policy/ideas/issues.)

OAGC: Outdoor Activities Governance Committee (outings leaders/volunteers and staff who deal with GCOC, Inner City Outings, Clair Tappan Lodge, National Outings) Kate is on that committee, representing the Northeast.


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