BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA - OCCONEECHEE COUNCIL
COPE AND CLIMBING

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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Ed Williams Gone Home
Ed Williams passed away at 10 pm December 21, 2014. Below you can read a small clip about his scouting career from Rodger Skirvin. Ed was instrumental in the fund raising and building of the Parrish C...
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Troop 39 Natural Rock Rocky Face Park
Troop 39 Chapel Hill was the first troop to experience Rocky Face Park as part of the Occoneechee Council Natural Rock Program. Photos can be seen in the photo section of the web site. If your tro...
David Pederson Bouldering Wall Roof
Thanks to the hard work  of Troop 314 in Raleigh the bouldering wall now has a roof structure. Building the roof was at the top of Dave's wish list as the walls of the bouldering walls started to...
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Special Activity Permits are now required for ALL organized rock climbing groups. This new regulation applies to ALL North Carolina State Parks.  A Special Activity Permit can be obtained online at http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/docs/sap.pdf or at the Park Office, and it must be submitted to the Park Superintendent at least 14 days in advance of your planned trip.  This effort is to enable parks to manage the climbing areas and the natural resource more effectively. In addition, this will enable each park to maintain a safe number of climbers per day. 
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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Sat Nov 17
Troop 204
Sat Dec 08
Open COPE
Sat Dec 15
Troop 364
Fri Dec 21
CAMP Closed
Sat Jan 12
Open Tower
Fri Jan 18
Winter Blast
Sat Feb 09
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Fri Mar 08
Dogwood Camping
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