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Chapter Outings Leader I Training May 13 & October 14, 2017

The Sierra Club Statement of Purpose begins, “To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the Earth.” In order to more effectively carry out this purpose, we need you as an outing leader.  To become a Level I Chapter Outing Leader (lead dayhikes and car camps) you must:

1. Have been on at least four Sierra Club outings.
2. Be a Sierra Club member.
3. Be at least 18 years of age.
4. Attend the Level I Chapter Outing Leader training class.
5. Obtain a Red Cross Standard First Aid card or equivalent before proceeding to step 6.
6. Plan, publish and execute 2 evaluation outings before June 2018.

The COL1 Training session will be held on May 13, 2017 at the Clubhouse in the Kearney Lodge Mobile Home Park in Kearney Mesa. You will get classroom training on COL practices and policies and, optionally, Standard First Aid training and certification.  For more information on the Standard First Aid training and schedule, go to:

Class size is limited to 15. Sign-up before 2 May by contacting Jim Jafolla at Email:

A second class is planned for October 14, 2017, check back later for details.

Chapter Outings Leader II Training May 20 & October 14, 2017

Mission Trails Park, San Diego.

In order to lead backpack trips, leaders are required to take COL II training. COL II training is offered twice a year. To sign up for this training, you must meet all 3 criteria:

be a COL I with all certifications current.
have led at least 4 Type I trips including your two COL I evaluations.
have graduated from the Wilderness Basics Course or its equivalent.

The class will be a fun day learning advanced Leader techniques for planning and executing wilderness backpacking trips, plus a nice hike in Mission Trails park!

Class size is limited to 15. Sign-up before May 3, 2017 for the May 20, 2017 training by contacting Jim Jafolla by email at