The Occoneechee COPE and Climbing Program is a component of the Occoneechee Council,Boy Scouts of America.  The Council Headquarters are in Raleigh, North Carolina with facilities at the Occoneechee Scout Reservation in Carthage, 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 not only scouting groups but non-scouting groups as well.

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Entries for August 2012

Experienced climbers can help keep climbing/rappelling as part of BSA activities by becoming a trained BSA instructor for your unit, district, or council.  

The Occoneechee COPE and Climbing Committee will hold their next training class for Climbing instructors on the weekend of September 28th at Camp Durant.  Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be certified climbing instructors for the Camp Durant facilities and after a final field "checkout" will be able to open the climbing tower for unit activities.

Based on interest, a follow up course will be provided for Natural Rock certification.

National BSA standards ("Climb on Safely") require councils, districts, merit badge counselors and units participating in climbing/rappelling activities to have qualified Instructor at the activity site. BSA standards recognize qualified instructors from nationally recognized climbing schools, colleges, or a certified BSA climbing instructor.  Each Scout Camp may have additional requirements (such as course familiarization) before they can be opened for an event. 
But... there's room in November for your unit.   We have a new online registration system now available to get your name on the list.   Just Click Reservations and then OPEN Cope and Climb. ...
Wilderness First Aid training is great to have for all COPE and Climbing activities, and is required for climbing activities in remote locations like Linville Gorge.  Here is an opportunity for ...
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Mon Apr 15
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