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.

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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.

Registration is now open!

https://bit.ly/cope-climbing-conference

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Prior to November, 2020

News stories posted prior to November, 2020 are available on the Archive page.