Requirements for becoming a leader at the basic "O" level are:
1.Current Sierra Club membership
2.Participation on five Sierra Club trips/hikes
3.Passing an open book pre-seminar exam from the Leader Reference Book (LRB)
4.Attendance at an all day LTP seminar
5.Completion of first aid and CPR training
6.Satisfactory completion of a provisional outing
LTP Seminars are held in April and October
Please download this Application Form to register for the Leader Training Seminar and begin the process.
You can take a first aid/CPR class with the Red Cross or take a free course from the Sierra Club.
You can get Provisional Forms from the LTC (Leadership Training Committee) Website
See Information BELOW on the Free First Aid Classes and Selecting a Checkout Leader for you Provisional Hike
SELECTING A CHECK OUT LEADER
The Sierra Club encourages members to become leaders. We need you! It’s fun and rewarding. For information on Leadership Training Course (LTC), click on this link, http://angeles.sierraclub.org/ltc/. We encourage you to sign up for the next seminar. Please read “Guidelines for Provisional Trip Leaders” located on the OCSS website under Policies. Contact the OCSS Outings/Safety Chair for assistance.
Selecting a Check Out Leader: Congratulations! You have completed many of your LTC requirements and are now ready for your provisional trip. The OCSS Outings Chair can assist in selecting a good evaluating leader for your trip. You should not choose someone with whom you are closely associated. Rather chose a leader of experience who will give an impartial evaluation of your leadership. The leader should be someone who has lead a significant number of trips at the difficulty level, and has a body of experience as a leader that will help support your decisions and finally act as a safety back up if needed.
Suggested Check out Leaders