The mark of a healthy outdoor group is getting members into the outdoors! Official trips encourage new friendships, mentoring at all levels and a sense of belonging to the group.
Let’s face it, outdoor gear is usually expensive. For those who are new to the outdoors, or to a particular activity, the cost involved can be a real barrier to giving it a go. Clubs that offer gear hire are providing an excellent service to help people to get into, and stay safe in, our wild places.
One of the many benefits of club membership is reducing your costs of getting to the hills by combining resources for transport. But as soon as any money changes hands, you need to be aware of the rules surrounding payments and transport, otherwise you can stray unwittingly onto the wrong side of the law.
Safety and liability are two buzz words in today's society. When it comes to outdoor clubs, there is a lot of misconception around what the responsibilities of the club, the leaders and the individuals. We spoke to a few clubs to see what procedures and documentation they have, and how these were developed with reference to [...]