High on the Mountain Top
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Tumbler Ridge, BC, Canada.
So, I'm just sitting here pondering the nature of outdoor clubs and their life cycles. The one I'm involved in is in a time of flux. There was a great period of exploration and discovery, then of trail building. Now we're entering maintenance mode. Which isn't very sexy. I've seen a lot of clubs in this situation start to slide. The maintenance doesn't get done and the trails get run down.
Looking for a bit of inspiration around what the purpose of a mature outdoor club is. Feedback from other clubs as to what they've done to keep a mature club from slipping into decline. Maybe finding new purposes for the membership to rally around.
So: what is the purpose of an outdoor club? If you were coming up with a mission statement for a club that already has a developed system of trails, what would it be? Advocacy? Social? Environmental?
Feel free to spitball ideas below.
I never get lost. It's just that sometimes, I'm not sure where I am.