Maine Sport Outfitters and Midcoast Conservancy are partnering to offer a course for aspiring recreational guides on consecutive weekends Oct. 15 and 16, and Oct. 22 and 23. Obtaining a Maine Guide license allows one to lead day and overnight trips for outdoor activities as diverse as canoeing, stand-up paddle-boarding, backpacking, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and ATV riding. This guide training is designed for experienced and aspiring outdoor professionals who would like to further develop their outdoor skills and leadership abilities. Students will work to develop the essential skills required for pursuing a Maine Guide license. Course topics include map and compass use, canoeing, stand-up paddle-boarding, Maine boating regulations, risk management, leadership, rescues and advanced strokes, and group safety.