This micro-credential recognizes and validates the learner’s successful completion of the University of Maine System (UMS) 4-H Outdoor Leadership pathway (Levels 1, 2 and 3). Learners completed training in outdoor leadership and applied their learning in a real-world outdoor leadership setting. They have also developed an understanding of and connection to college/careers related to outdoor leadership. Recipients of this micro-credential are able to safely lead personal trips with friends and family in backcountry settings. Recipients developed Core Competencies in: two or more disciplines of outdoor activities (canoeing, backpacking, x-country skiing); group management including leadership, group dynamics, safety and risk assessment; “hard” skills in outdoor leadership such as map and compass, and first aid. Evidence was verified and assessed by authorized UMS faculty or staff to ensure UMS micro-credential quality standards were met.

Contact Information:


4-H Outdoor Leadership webpage (External Site)


  • Skills
  • Engagement

Who is Eligible:

  • 4-H youth participants and other approved program participants

Badgr Pages for the Levels of the Micro-Credential:

Visit the Badgr Pathway for 4-H Outdoor Leadership (External Site).

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