SLANG 

ADOPTER :

– An associate who adopt-a-trail and assures it’s perennity. A associate who is in charge of a specific trail (adopter can adopt more than one trail / a crew can adopt a trail).

CAPTAIN :

– An experienced trailbuilder who is giving advices and helping others. Often identified with a Orange cap.

CHAPTER :

– A town or crew that organized trailbuilding in it’s community.

CHAPTER OPERATOR :

– The one guy who runs the show in a specific town. A chapter may be run by a board of Associates (see Fullpatchs).

CONFERENCE :

–  An union of chapters working together under the same banner (conferences are bigger than divisions).

DIGGER :

– Someone who builds trails (see Trailbuilder).

DIVISION :

–  An union of chapters working together under the same banner (divisions are smaller conferences).

FLAGGER :

– Someone who creates future trail pathway (a future trail).

FOUNDER :

– The guy who opens a Chapter.

FULLPATCH :

– Chapter Operation’s fellow active member, who runs the board of administrators of the Chapter.

GARDENER/CLEANER :

– Someone who cleans the surrounding of the trailway. 

GODFATHER :

– Local legend.

GREEN :

– Someone who is new to trailbuilding.

HANGAROUND :

– Someone who supports the organisation, but doesn’t volunteer in trailbuilding operations.

HUB :

– A place where volunteer trailbuilders are welcomed/recognized/patronized (see Spots).

LEADER :

– Someone who can create trailbuilding event (approved by the Chapter Operator).

LOCAL :

– Someone who knows a specific network of trails and share his knowledge (or not).

OG :

– Someone who is around a Chapter for decades.

PARTNERS / PATRONS :

– Businesses who joins the effort by becoming an official Dig It Hub/Spot.

​PROFILE :

– A teammate’s personnal account on Dig It.

STATUS :

– The official title attributed to a trailbuilder by the Chapter Operator (can change over the years).

STRIKERS :

– Someone who do a strike (to lead a project from the beginning to the end).

SPOT :

– A place where volunteer trailbuilders are welcomed/recognized/patronized (see Hub).

TEAMMATE :

– Someone who is an active volunteer trailbuilder and who creates a profile on Dig It.

TIMBERMAN :

– Someone who opens up a flagged patway (future trail).

TRAILBUILDER :

– Someone who builds trails (see digger).

TRAILHEAD :

– A place where trails start (parking lot/official trail center).

TRAIL HEAD :

– Someone who think about trails all the time. Someone who digs often.

UNDERCOVER :

– Someone who is digging on forbidden lands (this status could hurt our organization).

VOLUNTEER :

– Someone who is actively involved in his community, someone who believe that everyone’s involvment will make things better for future generations.

 

Look for the Dig It / Support Your Local Trailbuilder sticker on business door.