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TKO Scout School: Advanced Scouting Lab

December 29, 2019 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free

TKO is happy to offer a learning opportunity to volunteers and professionals seeking training in trail construction/maintenance, leadership and project management topics.

TKO Scout School: Advanced Scouting Lab is geared towards people interested in learning how best to identify trail problems and propose solutions that volunteer leaders and/or agency professionals can use to make project proposals for consideration by land managers. 

This 1-day training event is open to folks who are:

  • Volunteers who are eager to build project scouting skills and/or;
  • Current TKO assistant crew leaders 1.) growing their skill set and/or 2.) seeking to move from ACL into a full Crew Leader role and/or;
  • Staff and partners who are interested in trail project planning and management techniques – ticket cost $35 (if cost is a barrier in any way, possible scholarships are available – please email natalie.ferraro@trailkeepersoforegon.org).

CREW LEADER:  CURTIS SMITH
HIKE DISTANCE: UP TO 3.6 MILES ROUNDTRIP
ELEVATION GAIN: UP TO 1070′
HIKE DIFFICULTY: MODERATE
WORK DIFFICULTY: EASY
WORK DESCRIPTION: ADVANCED SCOUTING LAB TRAINING 

This training day features activities and themes around:

  • TKO’s methodology around identifying trail problems, collecting data in the field and building a succinct project proposal.
  • TKO’s culture of safety, inclusiveness and quality of stewardship for the volunteer experience and the trails we tend to. 
  • How we build and maintain relationships with other stewardship partners
  • In depth coverage of the project planning process
  • How to facilitate and steward the volunteer experience
  • Crew Leader commitments 

What to bring:

  • Sturdy boots – please bring sturdy boots that will protect your toes from sharp tools. For safety reasons, we cannot allow tennis shoes, sandals etc. during the trail work sessions
  • Long sleeved shirt and work pants – wear what you won’t mind getting dirty in
  • Rain gear and warm layers – it is December in the Gorge, please come prepared for all weather 🙂
  • Work gloves – we will have loaner pairs available
  • Water bottle – 2L minimum highly recommended
  • A sack lunch and trail snacks
  • Daypack – for carrying all of the above

This class is designed to be an on-trail, experience based training. Please come prepared to participate in thoughtful and challenging discussions, learn new project planning skills, and, of course, do some trail problem solving!

Details

Date:
December 29, 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tko-scout-school-advanced-scouting-lab-registration-86600118285

Organizer

Trailkeepers of Oregon
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Venue

Rowena Crest Viewpoint – Tom McCall Nature Preserve
45.682748, -121.300536
Mosier, OR 97040 United States
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