Tag Archives: Climbing

By Debbie Spoons
May 22, 2017

Climbing Instructor Class BSA Level 1 & 2

Scout leaders, get ready for Summer climbing and rappelling trips now. This exciting part of Scouting comes with great risk, so BSA has training to get you safe and ready. To take youth climbing, rappelling or canyoneering, this certification is required by BSA before you leave on your adventure. Date: May 25 – 27th and June 1 […]

By Community Submission
Aug 13, 2015

Get ready for Fall, Spring and Summer climbing trips!

Get ready for Fall, Spring and Summer  climbing trips! BSA Level 1 & 2 Climbing Instructor class Held at the Utah National Parks Council office: 748 N. 1340 W.     Orem, UT  84057 The workshop is to teach Level 1 & 2 climbing, This 6 day workshop runs from Thursday September 24, Friday 25th 6pm – 10 pm,  Saturday September 26th 9am […]

By Steve Frisby
Jul 13, 2015

Perseverance and Scouting: Climbing Mt. Rainier

Steve tells of his friend Karl and his challenging attempt at climbing Washington’s Mount Rainier. In the end their perseverance paid off. You can read this adventure at Perseverance and Scouting in the Voice of Scouting. Steve closes with this : “Boys thrive on adventure. Let’s make sure that we keep the outing in Scouting, teach them the skills […]

By Darryl Alder
Apr 03, 2015

Tour Plans for Dummies (Chapter 2)

Sat­ur­day, April 1st, 2017, the Tour and Activ­i­ty Plan was dis­con­tin­ued. As part of the announce­ment, BSA stat­ed: “The Scout­ing pro­gram, as con­tained in our hand­books and lit­er­a­ture, inher­ent­ly inte­grates safe­ty con­sid­er­a­tions. How­ev­er, no pol­i­cy or pro­ce­dure will replace the review and vig­i­lance of trust­ed adults and lead­ers at the point of pro­gram exe­cu­tion.”  Get details here  […]

By Randell Keys
Oct 24, 2014

Right Place, Right Time

Many of us never worry about falling 30 feet. We usually have the correct equipment when we do any climbing and rappelling as illustrated in Elder Richard G. Scott’s video, ‘A Secure Anchor’  In reading through the ‘Pillars of Scouting,’ pillar 5 states, “Be prepared to be good fathers and husbands by following the examples […]

By Gina Bègin
Sep 05, 2014

Rock Climbing Basics: 5 Tips for Every Beginner

NOTE:  Climb On Safely is the Boy Scouts of America’s procedure for organizing BSA climbing/rappelling activities at a natural site or a specifically designed facility such as a climbing wall or tower. To prevent risk you are expected to read and comply with this document You’ve got the equipment and know where your first forays into the […]

By Clint Lawton
May 26, 2014

It’s Not About Rock Climbing…

Imagine yourself overlooking a vast expanse of the Arizona desert, standing on the top of a sheer cliff, 200 feet above a rocky gorge below. You peer over the edge and your heart skips a beat. Beside you are some of your closest friends, encouraging you to step to the edge of this rocky cliff […]

By Darryl Alder
Apr 07, 2014

Learn Safe Climbing Skills

It must be spring because there isn’t a week that goes by without someone calling the Scout Service Center to find out about climbing safety requirements. Climb On Safely is the Boy Scouts of America’s procedure for safely organizing climbing and rappelling activities; either at a natural site or a specifically designed facility such as […]