Climbing/COPE

Project C.O.P.E. and the Climbing and Rappelling Tower

COPE and Climbing are great programs for Scouts to participate in to learn teambuilding and trust.  Plus they are great activities that help people become active in the outdoors and stay healthy.

Many of the COPE and Climbing events the council offers are part of the Mini-Camp Program.  To sign-up for one of those or to find out more information, click Mini-Camp.

COPE & Climbing Instructors

Are you interested in taking your Troop or Crew climbing or rappelling as a unit activity at Bartle or Naish?  Once you have a leader in your unit trained to run these programs, you can check out HOAC gear from the camp and put on these activities for your scouts.  The training is a weekend-long course and covers topics such as tower management, emergency procedures, equipment, safety, national standards, and other topics.  The next COPE/Climbing Instructor Training will take place in 2014.

Units that have two trained Climbing Level 1 Instructors may book the Climbing Tower for unit usage during the weekends in four hour blocks.  To book the tower for unit weekend use, go to "Make a Climbing Tower Reservation in the Off-Season."

COPE Course or Climbing Tower Weekday Large Group use

There are opportunities for you to use the COPE Course or Climbing Tower during the weekdays.  In order to schedule an event using these facilities, please email the following information to Cortland Bolles at least eight weeks prior to your desired event date (because the COPE/Climbing staff is made up entirely of Scouting volunteers, we need enough time to coordinate people's work schedules, etc.):

    Name of your group

    Desired date of event (please be sure to provide 1-2 alternate dates) and time (morning, afternoon)

    Number of participants

Once the committee has been able to review the request and schedule people accordingly, we will confirm the event with you.

For questions please contact Cortland Bolles at (816) 569-4955 or cortland.bolles@scouting.org.