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While you may be able to paddle Class V rapids, make an all-day climb of a snow-capped peak, and spend a full week in the wilderness backpacking, can you lead and manage a group of teenagers on a local day hike?

The online mentor toolkit, created by The Outdoor Foundation, introduces new leaders to the soft skills that make great outdoor leaders. The material highlights stories, advice, and lessons gathered from professional outdoor leaders around the country.


The Outdoor Foundation maintains resources useful to businesses, organizations and individuals interested in encouraging participation in outdoor recreation.