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Instructional Programs – Hiking & Backpacking
Local Walks Meetings
Our next meeting is in November 2022, the exact date is to be defined.
We meet bi-monthly except during the summer, either in person or via Zoom. If you are interested in serving on the Local Walks & Hikes Committee, contact Judith Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walks & Hikes Leaders
New leaders are always welcome. If you are interested in leading walks and hikes, please email us.
- Be a current member of the AMC and maintain a member profile within the Activities Database.
- Complete AMC Boston Chapter Leadership training, either the day-long option or the more extensive version ~
- Be assigned a Local Walks & Hikes mentor, who has leadership status and will provide support and guidance.
- Assist in leading two trips, ideally with the mentor and one other leader, and receive a recommendation from the mentor.
- Submit paper release forms to AMC Club Headquarters (if trip requires in-person registration) in a timely manner, no longer than one week after a trip. If you use the Electronic Waiver, the paper release form is not required.
- Adhere to AMC rules and regulations and LWH leadership guidelines.
- Lead at least two (2) walks per calendar year.
~ If it is not possible to participate in the Boston Chapter leadership training (e.g., if the programs are not being held or there is insufficient availability), it is possible to qualify as a Leader if the individual can demonstrate sufficient hiking experience and/or is recommended by a member of the LWH Committee member, a leader with one of the other Boston Chapter Committees or known leader/Committee member from another Chapter. Qualification via this route requires review by the Chair and Leader Recruitment/Onboarding committee members.