ERIC Number: ED243612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Outdoor Leadership Handbook. A Manual for Leaders of Land-based Outdoor Pursuits in the Pacific Northwest.
The handbook is intended for three leadership groups: leaders of land-based trips in the Pacific Northwest with youth or adults for an agency such as a city recreation department, experienced leaders, and leaders conducting high-adventure programs for juvenile delinquents. The handbook contains current information regarding: (1) trip planning and management (site selection, schedules, routes, safety guidelines, group policies, transportation, permits, licensing, food, emergency procedures, minimum impact practices); (2) risk management (client experience and health status, risk disclosure, safety consciousness, first-aid skills and supplies, skill development); (3) leadership on the trail and cross-country navigation (roles of navigator, pacer, anchor person, leader); (4) leader certification; and (5) the roles of the outdoor leader who is ultimately responsible for the safety and protection of the group. It includes lists of appropriate first aid supplies and backpack equipment, as well as sample forms for planning risk management; gathering information about the field trip, students, and campers' experience; and releasing liability. A list of information sources is included. (SB)
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Certification, Delinquency, Equipment, First Aid, Group Dynamics, Leaders, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Training, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Outdoor Leadership, Recreational Activities, Safety, Skill Development
Emergency Response Institute, 9035 Golden Givens Road, Tacoma, WA 98445 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Emergency Response Inst., Tacoma, WA.
Identifiers: Environmental Impact; Pacific Northwest; Risk Management; Trip Planning