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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The Occoneechee Climbing staff will hold an instructor/facilitator training course on the weekend of April 1st, 2016 (no fooling).  Please see this link for more information:
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Let me catch you up to speed!  This month we successfully graduated 5 Level 2 Natural Rock Staff (that is equivalent to a Director for Natural Rock). Congratulations to Rick Hall, Steve Molna...
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What will we learn?  Level 1 will learn the basics of running a COPE or Climbing Tower program in a safe environment and understand the basics of BSA National Camp Accreditation Standards. Le...
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In accordance with current BSA Cope/Climbing Standards the following program changes are in effect: 

D. All COPE and climbing programs are operated according to the guidelines contained in the following table. All staff members may be considered as part of the staff to maintain the required ratio of staff to participants; however, instructors in training must be directly supervised by a Level I or Level II instructor or a director. A Level II instructor or director directly supervises the program and must be present at the program site except for bouldering or portable climbing walls. 
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Take your climbing to the next level with a weekend Natural Rock instructor course.

Participants must already be certified as Occoneechee Climbing Instructors

Registration for this event is here:

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Congratulations to our latest Rock Climbing Instructors! With epic rains threatening a washout for Sunday, our intrepid crew packed in a dawn to dusk Saturday at Pilot Mountain, building lots...
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Tower Instructor and COPE Facilitator Class

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.

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 At our last Committee Meeting, Directors adopted the BRAKE - UNDER - SLIDE technique (BUS) as the method to be taught in all Council training programs. The BUS b...
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Congratulations to our latest class of students completing (or recertifying) the COPE and Climbing Instructor Training.   These students attended over 16 hours of classroom and practical hands on training over the weekend of March 30 - April 1st and are qualified to run unit climbing events at Camp Durant.

Lawrence Katz - Fayetteville
Scott Dyreng - Hillsborough
Patrick Brandt - Mebane
Bill Campell - Raleigh
Jon Davis - Durham
Keith Cochran - Wake Forest
Ralph Embrey - Raleigh
Adam Vaughn - Hillsborough
Scott Kelly - Hillsborough
Kim Gray - Sanford 
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We will be having 3 training date on the new tower rigging procedrues. August 20 at Camp Durant from 9 AM to Noon. For this event you need to contact David Pederson @ to sign u...
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