COPE and Climbing

Climb On Safely

Climb On Safely is the Boy Scouts of America’s procedure for organizing BSA climbing/rappelling activities at a natural site or a specifically designed facility such as a climbing wall or tower.

Climbing is not a sport that requires tremendous muscular strength, it demands mental toughness and the willingness to practice hard to master a set of skills. The adventure of climbing can also provide a new way to enjoy the outdoors.

COPE and Climbing Staff Training Syllabi

The links below are to key items that support your council's COPE and climbing program. These PDFs were released in July 2014. Updates to the website will be made periodically. Please share these with others who are involved in COPE and climbing programs.  

Foundation (common to COPE and climbing)

Climbing Specific

COPE Specific

Program Manager


COPE and Climbing Training Program Evaluation


COPE and Climbing Continuing Education


COPE and Climbing Frequently Asked Questions


Risk Management Resources