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Climb On Safely Training

Designed for unit climbing/rappelling, Climb On Safely is the BSA's recommended procedure for organizing and managing climbing and rappelling activities at all levels of the Scouting program: Tiger Cubs BSA, Cub Scouting, Webelos Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, and Venturing. It offers guidance for climbing and rappelling at national sites and at specifically designed facilities, including climbing towers and fixed and portable walls. Its The eight points are:

  1. Qualified Supervision
  2. Qualified Instrutors
  3. Physical Fitness
  4. Safe Area
  5. Equipment
  6. Planning
  7. Environmental Conditions
  8. Discipline

Climb On Safely training can be given by any person authorized by the council, including a BSA Climbing and Rappelling resource person, a unit leader with climbing skills, or any other person with climbing and rappelling knowledge or experience whom the local council has approved.

Climb On Safely is not designed to prepare leaders to instruct BSA youth in the skills of climbing or rappelling. Teaching climbing or rappelling requires a trained climbing instructor who meets the criteria defined in Climb On Safely.

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