I know many clubs use the term walk leader.

There is now concern as to the use of this terminology as it leads to the assumption the person who is the walk leader is fully qualified to be such a person.

Although our “leaders” have no formal qualifications, it is recognised that they have the experience to conduct a walk in a safe environment, and everyone enjoys the walk and return home safe.

To alleviate this concern it is requested that clubs defer from the use of “walk leader” and instead use such terms as “walk coordinator”, “walk convenor”, “walk organiser” or some other terminology that fits the description of the persons filling this important role in clubs.

Any queries please contact me at president@bushwalkingqueensland.org.au