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Pertaining in some way to leading trips/activities for the chapter.

Berkshire Chapter Seeking New NET Trails Committee Chair

pat fletcher

Our New England Trail (NET) Committee works to ensure the protection and promotion of the NET for the enjoyment of current and future generations. This is done through a combination of maintenance work and public advocacy. The committee is led by a chairperson elected to a one-year term by members of the Berkshire Chapter at our Annual Meeting each November.

Trailhead Talk

Assess footwear, other clothing

Check for water bottles; ask people if they have 2 liters water

Circle up, do introductions around the circle

Specific Description of the Hike - huddle to review the route on the map
• Review the route
• Review the pace: slow, moderate, fast?
• How long will we be hiking?
• Describe when/where we’ll break for lunch, etc.
• Any special features (stone walls, cellar holes, caves, etc.) for which we should be on the lookout

Forms

Below are some of the forms frequently used by leaders.

The Member and Nonmember Volunteer Release Forms are now hosted on Outdoors.org to ensure that the latest form is always used. Leaders have the option of using either form. You can download them here: http://www.outdoors.org/pdf/upload/volreleaseDoubleSided.pdf.

Become A Leader

All Berkshire Chapter outdoor activities are led by volunteers. Our leaders are skilled in the events they lead. In addition, we have leaders that represent the respective activities and groups of people, that come together about monthly for Executive Committee meetings. We encourage our members to become leaders in the outdoor activities they love, and to participate further in the Executive Committee if you're interested. See our home page for meeting information, or contact vicechair@amcberkshire.org if you have questions.

For Trip Leaders

Our volunteer leaders are the lifeblood of the chapter. (We're including leaders of hiking/paddling/climbing/etc. trips, trail maintenance work parties, social events, and all the other things we do when we say this.) If you're an active leader, well, *thanks!* If you're not, please consider becoming one and sharing your skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm with others.

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