COPE & Climbing Instructor Course
The goal of this BSA Climbing /COPE Instructors Course is to ensure that you can safely manage or staff COPE and Climbing programs for your camp, district or unit. It will help you to solidify your climbing knowledge and skills. We will cover current policies and standards of the Scouts BSA climbing program. And IT’S FUN!
This course is intended for anyone that is 15 and up and interested in safely teaching the basics of climbing * age exceptions with course leader’s consent* While there is an advantage to having a climbing background one is NOT required.
Lodging and meals for Friday and Saturday are included. The course will be broken into 2 Weekend Sessions:
Session 1: June 4th 5:30pm- June 6th 5:00pm at Base Camp 411 Unquity Rd, Milton, MA 02186
Session 2: June 18th 5:30pm- June 20th 5:00pm at Base Camp 411 Unquity Rd, Milton, MA 02186
You are welcome to bring your own climbing gear (harness, helmet and climbing shoes), but it is not required. All gear that is required for the completion of this course will be provided to you.
Upon successful completion of this course, based on experience, judgement and skill displayed, you will receive a certificate as a “BSA Climbing / Cope Instructor 1 or 2.” These are 1-year or 2 year certificates respectively. You are then able to act as a “Qualified Instructor” at a unit, district or council climbing or Cope activity. **Note previously trained level 1’s & 2’s may use this course to be re-evaluated.**
Cost for this Course is $125. If this is an issue please contact Mike Jones [email protected] and we'll find a solution. Scholarships will be available for those who are eligible you may contact Chuck Blanchette [email protected] .
If you or anyone in your circle may be interested, be sure to register and get in touch with Mike Jones.