MWGO guide members are strongly encouraged to keep their first aid and CPR certification current and to periodically work to upgrade their skills as guides. Most of the organizations we work with to offer first aid training will give a discount a discount for MWGO members. To that end, MWGO also sponsors ongoing Maine Guide Training Workshops offered throughout the year.

We recognize the need for guides to have access to professional development opportunities. Within the recreational guide classification, the skills required are so diverse (at least 9 different outdoor activities are in this category) that it is unlikely any type of test could adequately assess a guide's abilities. Additionally, some guides may start guiding primarily one type of activity but then diversify into another activity or season of guiding. Guide Training Workshops are an important resource for professional guides to use in order to maintain, improve, or add to their skills. Workshops are taught by experienced Master Guides (except for first aid) and are offered at very reasonable rates. Guides with special expertise are encouraged to offer workshops. For more information on how to offer a Guide Training Workshop, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Maine Wilderness Guides Organization, Augusta, Maine

mwgo@mwgo.org

Augusta, Maine