Outings Resources

Thank you for visiting our Chapter Outings resources page! This page is intended for current and aspiring Sierra Club outings leaders of the North Carolina Chapter.

Read our June 2014 NC Chapter Outings Leader Newsletter here!

       Past Issues: May 2014


If you would like to become a new Sierra Club Outings Leader here in North Carolina, please complete this new leader application.


Outings Leader Training (OLT) @ Hanging Rock

August 22-24, Hanging Rock State Park, Danbury, NC


Training included:

  • The Sierra Club Outdoor Leadership Training OLT201 (advanced OLT, this is required training to lead an overnight outing away from cars)
  • Basic First Aid
  • Camping/Backpacking Skills
  • Special presentation by Recreation Specialist, Trevor Hudspeth (NOLS Wilderness EMT and NC EMT) on Wilderness Survival Skills!

Click here for training material to review. 

Click here to view the Stokes County Visitor's Guide for ideas of places to visit before/after the training!

Hanging Rock State Park info:

Hanging Rock Park Map

Hanging Rock Campground/Cabin Area Map

Hanging Rock Cabin Brochure

Hanging Rock Cabin Inventory Sheet (what you will find in each cabin)







All Sierra Club Outings Leaders must:

  • Be a current Sierra Club member
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Complete Sierra Club OLT101* training (this must be renewed every 4 years) by doing one of the following:
    • --Attend a Sierra Club Outings Leader Training Event in person
    • --Take OLT101 online and submit the training certificate to the local Outings Chair
  • Complete basic first aid training (this must be renewed every 4 years) and submit documentation to his/her local Outings Chair
  • Have skills appropriate to each activity he/she is leading
  • Provisionally lead a Level 1 outing and receive a positive evaluation from a mentor outings leader
  • Receive final certification approval from the local Outings Chair
  • Receive approval from the local Outings Chair prior to each outing


In addition to the above requirements, to lead Level 2 outings (overnight outings away from cars), one must also:

  • Complete Sierra Club OLT201 Training (this must only be completed once)
  • Provisionally lead a Level 2 outing and receive a positive evaluation from a mentor outings leader
  • Receive approval from the local Outings Chair prior to each outing

  Leaders who were active prior to March 1, 2006 (and have not lapsed more then four years) may be grandfathered in by their local Outings Chairs.

Contact the NC Chapter Outings Committee Chair with questions about NC Sierra Club Outings Leader Training Requirements.


Explore Our Wild North Carolina

Please tell your outings participants about our Explore Our Wild North Carolina Wilderness Area Challenge!

  • Commit to be a Wilderness Explorer and sign up for the challenge by July 31, 2014
  • All registrants receive a special Wilderness Explorer Patch
  • Complete the challenge by visiting all NC Wilderness Areas by July 15, 2015 and receive a recognition award plus a limited edition patch commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the North Carolina Wilderness Act
Download Materials for the Explore Our Wild NC Program:
  • Click here for a flyer that summarizes the program
  • Click here for a copy of the Wilderness Area Visitation Record
  • Click here for hand outs--print out/cut up/hand out these slips to your outings participants so they know where to sign up!
  • Click here for a brochure about NC Wilderness Areas


Scouting Information for NC Outings

     Wilderness Areas


Frequently Requested Documents











Planning Forms


All outings leaders should carry extra copies of these forms on all outings:


Handouts for Outings Participants


Provisional Lead Information



NC Outings Leader Conference Call Minutes