1.0 OverviewThis is an afternoon outing where Scouts will practice tying knots and learn how to climb and belay at an indoor climbing gym.
Advancement opportunities include Second and First Class and elements of Climbing Merit Badge.
2.1 DescriptionWe will be meeting at the Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center–Quechee at 1300. After getting on harness and shoes provided by Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center, Scouts will have a belaying lesson and review safety rules. Scouts will take turns climbing and belaying. Scouts will practice knots that are used for climbing. All Scouts can learn to climb, but Scouts must be 13 years of age or older to belay other Scouts. After finishing at 1600, we will return to Hanover.
2.2 Schedule of EventsSaturday, 6 Oct 12
1300--Meet at the Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center-Quechee
1310--Check out equipment
2.3 Expected Conditions and DifficultyThere are climbing routes for all abilities. The weather indoors is always dry.
2.4 Special RequirementsOpen to all Scouts, Scouters, and parents. There are no skill prerequisites for this outing.
A Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center Waiver must be signed by the parent of each Scout who is participating. Waiver is available for download here.
3.0 Administration and Logistics
3.1 Announcement Date: 9Sep12
3.2 Roster Closing Date: 3Oct12
3.3 Costs$100 for the troop which will be divided among participants. Fee includes climbing day pass, equipment rental, and safety/belay lesson. For participants who wish to rappel for the climbing merit badge, the cost is an additional $25/person.
3.5.1 Individual Equipment
3.5.2 Patrol EquipmentNone.
3.5.3 Troop Equipment
3.6 Transportation PlanDrop-off Point: Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center–Quechee
Drop-off Time: 1300 Sat 6 Oct 12
Pickup Point: Same place
Pickup Time: 1615 Same day
4.1 Planning Committee
4.2 Adult Leaders
Approved YJB 1Oct12