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.

 

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