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 15:00. 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. We will finish at 17:30
2.2 Schedule of EventsSaturday, September 14th 2013
1500--Meet at the Green Mountain Rock climbing Center-Quechee
1510--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.
Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center Waiver must be signed by the parent of each Scout who is participating. Waiver is available for download here. Open to all Scouts, Scouters, and parents. There are no skill prerequisites for this outing
3.0 Administration and Logistics
3.1 Announcement Date: 4Sep13
3.2 Roster Closing Date: 11Sep13
3.3 Costs$10 per person. Fee includes climbing day pass, equipment rental, and safety/belay lesson.
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: 1500 Saturday, September 14th 2013
Pickup Point: Same
Pickup Time: 1730 Saturday, September 14th 2013
Location address and phone: 68 E Woodstock Road; Hartland, VT 05073 / 802-457-7090
4.1 Planning Committee
4.2 Adult Leaders
Approved DLM 10Sep13