Skilled, challenging programs like Cope and Climbing require clear standards and procedures that must be strictly followed.
For complete information and resources for your camp Cope and Climbing programs see the Cope and Climbing website
The latest BSA manual covering Cope and Climbing is called Belay On
All unit level climbing activities are governed by Climb on Safely
All Cope and Climbing activities require a signed Activity Consent Form
Merit Badge requirements
There are no contracts or agreements for specific Cope and Climbing products, but discounts on outdoor equipment and materials are available by contacting:
Ashley West at Grainger
Andy Pacer at Lowes
Climbing walls and towers are very popular at Scout camps. With the right tools, materials and people these facilities can be built at reduced cost.
NOTE: Improved designs and new regulations occur frequently. Contact Rob Kolb for the latest COPE and Climbing information.
Here are design guidelines for a Horizontal Climbing Wall
Here are design guidelines for a Climbing Tower