COPE & Climbing Instructor Training Level 1
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.