New Hike/Backpack Leader Seminar


New Hike/Backpack Leader Seminar - Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center

Learn about becoming a Hike and/or Backpack Leader for The Mountaineers!

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
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This in person seminar will meet at Tacoma Program Center in the classroom upstairs at 6:30 pm. Doors will open at 6:15 pm for those interested in lending a hand and opportunity to socialize.

We are excited to have you and look forward to sharing the rewards of volunteering by becoming a hike and/or backpack leader.

Join the Tacoma Hiking and Backpacking Committee as we cover what it takes to become a Mountaineers hike and/or backpack leader. Included are some real life scenarios, which is also the highlight of the evening and a great opportunity to get to know one another and discover your style of leadership.

Goals and Objectives for the seminar

~Participants will learn about the requirements for certification.

~Participants will gain interpersonal skills by making sound group decisions and avoiding potential conflict through participation in scenarios presented in small groups. 

~Participants will learn how to list trips, planning and pacing of trips, and how to mitigate and avoid common hazards

Check out some resources ahead of time for current, new and prospective hike leaders here:'s notes

*****First Aid REQUIREMENT***** can be met in advance through the Tacoma Mountaineers on September 29, 2022


Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

An open mind ready to learn!

We will follow the Mountaineers current code of conduct for face coverings which as of September 7, 2022 face coverings are a recommendation for indoor meetings. Our classroom will have adequate ventilation with windows open for the evening so please bring a jacket for your comfort because it can get cold. We will have large tables with 2 participants to a table for adequate social distancing and have hand sanitizer readily available for use.

You are also encouraged to bring a snack, water bottle and anything you may need for your personal comfort including a pen for notes. Handouts will be printed and available. 

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