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Climbing Instructor Training

October 21, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - October 23, 2022 @ 6:30 pm


Have you participated in Climbing Merit Badge or COPE at either Treasure Valley or Camp Wanocksett during summer camp? Are you a regular at the local climbing gym? Are you interested in expanding your skills beyond the merit badge, and helping Heart of New England Council offer climbing and COPE programs to units throughout the year? Join our council COPE/Climbing team. Heart of New England Council is offering Level I instructor training to expand our council’s pool of climbing and COPE instructors so we can better utilize our facilities at Treasure Valley and Camp Wanocksett year-round and provide better support to our summer camp programs.


Older Scouts ages 16+ and adults with an interest in, and enthusiasm for, climbing and/or COPE. Participants must be registered members of the BSA. Participants over 18 must have completed BSA Youth Protection Training.


Participants will learn the core skills used to safely assist in facilitating a council/district level program under the supervision of a Level II instructor or National Camping School trained Director. This includes knots, belay and rappel techniques using a variety of equipment, equipment care and upkeep, problem solving, safety standards and practices and more. Participants who demonstrate competency in the requisite skills will qualify as a Level I Instructor (Instructor In Training if under 18).

Prior experience is not necessary. The course will supply all necessary equipment. Personal helmets and harnesses may be used, subject to inspection.

Course Cost:

$20 includes cabin accommodations, food and training materials.


October 21, 2022 @ 6:30 pm
October 23, 2022 @ 6:30 pm
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Jim Ganley


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