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!

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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 for current, new and prospective hike leaders here:

***Note*** If you are interested in becoming a hike or backpack leader, please consider signing up for the "Staying Found" course which satisfies the Navigation requirements being held online May 16, 2023. 


Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

An open mind ready to learn!

Please bring personal snack, water bottle and layered clothing. We will have windows open for ventilation.

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