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COPE AND CLIMBING

Age Appropriate Guidelines

Age Appropriate Guidelines

Safe Scouting

Not just a catchy phrase, the Guide to Safe Scouting provides the foundation for a safe program, full of fun, adventure and age appropriate activities.  As scouts mature, so do their adventures.  Most climbing gear at Camp Durant is sized for scouts aged 13 and above.

Age Appropriate Guidelines Chart

Activity   / Age Group

Tiger Cubs

Wolf/Bear Cubs

Webelos Scouts

Boy Scouts

Venture Scouts

Belaying        
Bouldering  
Canopy Tours          
Caving (other than simple novice activities)          
Climbing - Commercial or Horizontal Wall  
          Climbing - Rock          
          Climbing - Vertical Wall or Tower       
          Initiative Games  
          Lead Climbing          Only When Top Roped
          Project COPE       If under 13, COPE participation is lmited and subject to instructor discretion.  
          Rapelling       
          Snow and Ice Climbing          

See BSA Guide to Safe Scouting for Addtitional Details  (guidelines chart)

Full online version of GSS