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.