MCC COPE & Climbing
Welcome to the home of the MCC COPE & Climbing Program - a component of the Mecklenburg County Council, Boy Scouts of America. The Council Headquarters are in Charlotte, NC with facilities at the Mecklenburg Scout Reservation (Camp Grimes) in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Belk Scout Camp in Midland, NC. We offer a complete package of opportunities to every range of Scout, from Cub Scout up through Venture Crew. Our facilities are open year round for scouting groups as well as non-scouting groups.
For a quick program overview please read our program flyer.
News You Can Use
VA-NC-SC COPE & Climbing Conference
March 11-13, 2022
This coming spring the first COPE & Climbing Conference covering councils and camps in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina will be hosted at the Mecklenburg Scout Reservation (Camp Grimes). Topics of discussion include the latest trends in COPE & Climbing across our councils, updates to NCAP, Belay On and the Climbing merit badge.
Climbing Level II Training
Feb. 27, 2022
A huge shout out to the three scouters who came out for the Climbing Level II course this weekend. We had moments of cold and rain, but the sun shone through at the end as all three successfully completed the challenging course work with flying colors. The scouts in our council are fortunate to have such quality instructors helping us all soar to new heights.
Mock Lead Climbing
Jan. 8, 2022
We are pleased to offer the latest edition to our COPE & Climbing program - Mock Lead Climbing. Let us show your scouts how to take their climbing skills to the next level. Targeted at older scouts or those who have demonstrated a clear competency and interest in climbing. Leading adds a whole new dimension to the thrill of sending a route!
Training, Training, Training
Oct. 24, 2021
A month after welcoming 13 new COPE & Climbing Level I instructors, we spent the day increasing the skills and expanding our horizons on natural rock! To learn more about our natural rock program visit the Climbing tab or the Training tab.
Introducing Zip Line Cornhole!
Nov. 20, 2020
Think you can hit the target? Drop the bean bag in the hole? How about when you are moving at 30 miles per hour? Try out our newest element at Camp Grimes - Zip Line Cornhole.
Climbing Level I Training
Nov. 15, 2020
Nine new climbing Level I instructors learned the basics of rigging anchors and managing a natural rock climbing site this weekend at Rocky Face Park near Hiddenite, NC. To learn more about our natural rock program visit the Climbing tab or the Training tab.