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Leader Information

Information for Certified Outing Leaders


Check Lists – use these or customize them to fit your outings: 

  1. Fine Print for use in publicity

  2. Screening by Phone or Email

  3. Press List to publicize outings

  4. Packing List

  5. Post-Outing Check-List

 

1. Sample Fine Print

For use in publicity about your outings, whether in newspaper, email. Err on the side of giving too much information, rather than too little.

 

Fine print: These outings are appropriate for people of all ages including children. Non-members welcome; sorry no dogs. Bring a friend! Free! Participants will be asked to sign a standard liability waiver. To see the waiver in advance, call a leader or go to http://www.sierraclub.org/outings/chapter/forms/index.asp.

 2. Screening by Phone or Email

 *** TELL or REMIND ABOUT LIABILITY WAIVER *** 

  • Trail conditions: treacherous, snowy, icy, wet, muddy, etc.

  • What to wear: no jeans or dress boots; sturdy shoes; layers if winter weather;

  • Special equipment/skills if required (snowshoes, water shoes, flashlight if dark)

  • If water outing: can they swim?

What to bring:

sunglasses

water & snack

camera

walking stick

trash bag

$ for parking or entrance fee

your own medication(s)

 

3. Press List

 

     Create a list of areas newspapers, contacts & their deadlines. 

 

4. Packing List for Leaders

 

MUST BRING:

first aid kit & sign up sheet/waiver, clipboard/pens

 

WOULD BE NICE TO BRING:

Sierra Club Things: membership brochures & latest newsletter & future hikes list

 

PERSONAL COMFORT:

water & snack

extra gloves, scarf

 

OTHER:

camera

trash bags

trail map of the area

cell phone (not mandatory; is not a substitute for safety planning)

field guides: birds, trees, flowers

flashlight for evening walks

walking stick

 5. Post-Outing List

  • write thank you note if someone was a guide

  • get photos developed

  • write article for newsletter & web site

  •  add new emails/phone #s to your outings contact list 

 
 

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