BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA - OCCONEECHEE COUNCIL
COPE AND CLIMBING
ACCT Standard Receives ANSI Approval
The most widely recognized standard for challenge courses and zip lines is now an ANS
Occoneechee will provide site specific training on our COPE and Climbing program during the weekend of April 4-6. Completion of this course will set the stage for further training in Natural Rock and Advanced COPE facilitation.
Course fee is $45 and includes instructional material and some meals for the weekend (Saturday night on your own).
Participants must be in excellent physical condition and complete BSA YP and COS prior to attendance.
Participants must already be certified as Occoneechee Climbing Instructors
Registration for this event is here:
Ever wondered what it would take for you to open the climbing tower for your unit to use, or how you could help your unit on the COPE course? Well here is your chance. The next tower instructor and COPE facilitator training session will be April 5th to April 7th at Camp Durant. The course is limited to 15 registered adults. Go to the Council calendar for registration information.
Just about every month, the COPE and Climbing Section has a weekend reserved on the calendar as either "OPEN CLIMBING" or "OPEN COPE". These weekends provide the opportunity for any unit to register with the council and come to an event fully staffed by Occoneechee Program Staff members. The fee for these weekend events is only $5.00 per participant.
For more information, please see... OPEN Weekends
The COPE Staff will open the Zip-Line every Wednesday Afternoon during summer camp for the use of all campers. Zing down the course or try to set a new record on the High-Ropes Course.
Space is limited, so check with your Camp Commissioner about signing up for this fun event.
Orange County Council #39 has posted the following Camp Staff Job Opening. You have received this message because you have a valid and unexpired National Camping School certification for the requested certification type. If you are interested in the position, you can reply to this email or use the other contact methods listed below.
Crater Lake Council #491 has posted the following Camp Staff Job Opening. If you are interested in the position, use the other contact methods listed below.
Council: Crater Lake Council #491
NCS Certification: Climbing
It looks like our final number will be between 61 and 65, and the program will be cut back to a one day event on April 20th starting at 8:30 ( possibly girls only) the boys will arrive about 9:00. I would prefer all starting at 9:00 so we will see...
The COPE/Climbing program training is now offered as one weekend dedicated to the COPE and Tower Programs, in April and October, with a separate weekend dedicated to the Rock Program, and only once a year. This training REQUIRES that you complete the COPE/Tower program training in the previous Fall or Spring sessions.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Edelweiss Challenge Climbing Harnesses
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Misty Mountain Threadworks Inc. of Banner Elk, N.C., is recalling about 5,000 climbing harnesses with a front entry sleeve system. If attached incorrectly, the climber's swami belt can be held by only a small piece of elastic behind the sleeve. Climbers who don't realize this mistake create a dangerous situation where the belay/rappel loop tears through the elastic webbing, potentially causing the climber to flip backwards, possibly causing injury.
Misty Mountain Threadworks is aware of at least three incidents where climbers have ripped the elastic webbing, but there have been no injuries reported.
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