COPE & Climbing Instructor Training

COPE & Climbing Instructor Training


The course is designed to cover the Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience (COPE) and Climbing Instructor Level I Foundations and Climbing Instructor Level I competencies. The course goal is to ensure that you can safely and effectively support MCC Unit, District, and Council climbing/rappelling activities held at either the Belk Scout Camp Tower or Mecklenburg Scout Reservation (MSR) Tower/Indoor Wall.  Training will be conducted following the BSA guidelines of “Climb On Safely”, “Belay On”, National Camp Accreditation Program (NCAP) Standards, and MCC’s Climbing/Rappelling Policies and Procedures.

 

This Level I course is intended for BSA registered adults who meet the above prerequisites and are interested in learning and teaching the basics of climbing and rappelling on MCC’s Climbing Towers/Indoor Wall. Upon successful completion of the course (to include demonstrating climbing/rappelling core competencies), adults will receive their BSA “Climbing Instructor Level I” training card.

 

BSA registered youth who meet the above prerequisites are also eligible to take the Level I course. Upon successful completion (to include demonstrating climbing/rappelling core competencies), youth will receive their BSA “Climbing Instructor in Training” card.


Click here for the informational flyer

 

Please note that this course will only focus on MCC’s artificial climbing surfaces

(i.e. Towers/Indoor Wall) and will not cover natural rock climbing/rappelling or anchor set-up/safety.


Any questions contact:


Sasha Timkovich

COPE & Climbing Program Manager

Mecklenburg County Council, BSA

704.340.0970


Register online via the Mecklenburg County Council Training webpage