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The Treasurer is one of OutdoorLads’ most critical Trustee roles. Guardian of our financial affairs, your oversight will ensure that our systems are effective in enabling leaders to deliver excellent, good value events for our members; and that our policies and processes follow good accounting practice, meet statutory requirements, and are transparent and accountable to the OutdoorLads Membership. 

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Thanks Ian!

Ian is one of our Mountain Trail Leaders!

Did you know that OutdoorLads is run almost entirely by volunteers? Every time you go out on a day walk or away on a hostel weekend, the event leader is giving their time to you for free.

We like to thank our leaders personally and today we're thanking YOU Ian for volunteering with OutdoorLads.

If YOU think you have what it takes to be one of our volunteer leaders, find out more at

We've introduced extra security requirements when making payments via the website. With immediate effect, the address and post code in your account must match that of where your credit or debit card is registered. If you have problems with a payment please check your address details. This has been implemented because our payment provider penalises us financially for processing payments that don't include correct address and post code data, CVV information (the three digits on the back of your card) and pass 3D Secure (the password you're sometimes asked to enter).

Have you seen our new, simpler event surveys? We send them out after every hostel or camping weekend and to a random selection of other events such as day walks, indoor climbing or cycle rides. We do this to ensure our events are properly run but also to gather positive comments to pass on to our volunteer Leaders! Here's just a few from this week's survey results:

"The countryside was lovely but I hardly noticed, completely absorbed chatting with the friendly lads. Having just come out, it was good to be surrounded by my own kind for once. The event was well organised, from the directions on the website to the leadership on the day. Thanks."

"This was my first event and I thought it was really well planned and everyone made me feel really welcome."

"A really pleasant walk with good company. Everyone made the effort to mix and Owen had planned a pleasant route for us."

"Great event - leader did an excellent job - friendly and positive attitude, great food - really spoilt us and attentive"

"This was my first hostel event, I was made to feel very welcome, the event leader was enthusiastic, warm and very approachable and kept us informed about what was happening and when"

"Simon was fantastic as always! Really fun, relaxing atmosphere with gorgeous activities!"

"Simon always leads great events and this was no exception :-) The walk route was so beautiful! Food was good too! Thanks!"

"Great location, fantastic scenery. Event was well led and food and company were great."

Watch this short video to find out more about what's involved in becoming an OutdoorLads walk Leader then apply online by choosing 'Become a Leader' from the Events menu above.