This could open up a whole new world of adventure for your scouts, and create a group of avid rock climbers. The one-day course gets scouts up on the rock and teaches the correct techniques and terms of rock climbing. Scouts will gain a respect for the proper use of equipment, safety practices and respect for the environment.
The day will begin with Ground School, where we’ll review knots, and climbing etiquette, safety protocols, and a discussion of expectations for the day will be covered. Our climbing location is a 20-minute bike ride from our base in Ohiopyle, and we provide the bikes.
Upon arrival at the rocks, we will set up rappels and a top rope site. Throughout the day we will add climbs that are progressively harder. This setup will ensure that all participants are challenged by the end of the day.
Scouts will complete all rock climbing badge requirements.
Wilderness Voyageurs provides: transportation, guides, climbing equipment, and a deli-style lunch.
All participants should wear a pair of shorts and snug, comfortable soft-sole shoes.
Click here for the Climbing Badge Merit Badge Requirements
Trip Time - Day
Know the merit badge knots.
Shoes (not flip flops)
Change of clothes
(per person not including State Park Use fee)
To reserve your merit badge, please call our reservations office at 800-272-4141.
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