Boy Scout Merit Badge

 

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Boy Scouts – BSA Rock Climbing Merit Badge Program:

Climbing and rappelling on real rock cliffs in the beautiful Devil’s Lake State Park is a fun and exciting way to challenge Scouts and allow them the opportunity to advance themselves in Scouting. Scouts can earn all of the requirements for the Climbing Merit Badge with the exception of the first aid skills (requirements 1 and 2). Prior to the actual climbing day, Scouts will participate in a ground school, which teaches them basic skills necessary to participate in climbing. This training allows Scouts to gain a basic understanding of the systems involved before actually climbing. The climbing day will focus on providing Scouts the opportunity to complete their climbs, rappels and belays for the merit badge. Rope care, verbal commands and all aspects of maintaining a safe climbing experience are reinforced throughout the day. Classes of climbing and rating systems are also discussed.

 

LOCATION:

★  Devil’s Lake SP, WI or Mississippi Palisades Park. IL

 

GROUP SIZE:

★   Maximum of 10-30 participants.

★   There are many options for larger groups that can be discussed specifically with your group (different location, 2-day program, etc.).

★   Group sizes are limited due to environmental impact concerns and to allow for maximum participation.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT:

★  Instruction in knots, harnesses, communication, belaying and climbing movement.

★   Top-roping on 3-4 climbs, ranging from beginner to intermediate.

★   Belaying and backup belaying.

★   Rappel instruction: equipment, techniques.

★   Rappelling on vertical using rappel devices.

 

VERTICAL ADVENTURE PROVIDES:

★  Harnesses, Helmets, Ropes, Belay and Rappel devices, Anchoring equipment

 

COST:

★  $65.00/person full day- up to 6 hrs (10 minimum).

★  Contact us for half-day prices and discounted summer camp prices.

 

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