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The mission of the CPC climbing committee is to foster individual growth through challenge by enabling indoor and outdoor climbing activities within the Cascade Pacific Council, according to the guidelines set out by BSA National committees and the guide to safe scouting.

Climbing is an activity in Scouting that requires specialized training to facilitate outings for your unit.  Below are upcoming climbing trainings of various levels for those interested in climbing at different skill levels.

Key Contacts

CPC Climbing Committee

Carrie Hutchcraft
Program Assistant: Activities & Camping

Current Trainings

Tower-only Climbing Instructor Level 1 Training

This course will introduce the student to all of the elements required to staff the tower at Camp Meriwether — BSA standards, climbing, belaying, rappelling, instruction, tower set-up, as well as gear inspection, maintenance and logging. Students will be paired with one or more mentors during the day who will provide instruction and guide them through helping with running the tower for the day. This is an excellent way to start the road to becoming a full Level 2 Climbing Instructor. The course starts on Friday evening and concludes Sunday around noon.

March 31 – April 2, 2023

Camp Meriwether
17500 Cape Lookout Rd.
Cloverdale, OR 97112

Participant registered and camping/eating with their unit for April Super Weekend: $0
Participant attending training only (camping Friday – Sunday): $20
Meals: Option to purchase meals (Saturday breakfast. lunch, dinner and Sunday breakfast) $24

Refund Policy
All reservations are nonrefundable.

Joe Davis, CPC Climbing Chair


BSA Climbing Instructor Level 2 Training

This class is intended to train experienced climbers up to the BSA Level II Climbing Instructor level. It is a two-weekend course, with the first weekend being Ground School, and the second weekend being the practical at HorseThief Butte, WA. Attendance at both weekends is required. Students can earn the Level I or Level II card, depending on the proficiency that they exhibit during the course.

Youth aged 16 and 17 are able to attend with a paying adult, but only those 18 and older are eligible to receive BSA Climbing Instructor card. Individuals satisfactorily demonstrating their instructional, management
and technical skills will receive a training card as a BSA Climbing Instructor Level I or Level II, depending on demonstrated capability.

Ground School April 14 – 16, 2023 at Camp Meriwether

Practical Weekend April 28-30, 2023 at Horsethief Butte, WA

$150 if registered by 3/31/23
$175 if registered 4/1/23 or later
Registration closes 4/10/23

Refund Policy
All reservations are nonrefundable.

Joe Davis, Cascade Pacific Council Climbing Committee Chair


Outdoor Rock Climbing at Horsethief Butte
(8/19 event is at Camp Baldwin)

Multi-unit outdoor rock climbing guided by CPC Climbing Committee. Sign-ups should be by unit, not just individuals. We will provide gear and instruction throughout the day. This is not a merit badge class.

*Units attending 8/19 course at Camp Baldwin may want to consider reserving a cabin at Baldwin for the weekend. You can do this by visiting the Facilities section in your Tentaroo unit account.

May 20, 2023
June 24, 2023
August 19, 2023 (at Camp Baldwin)
September 16, 2023
October 21, 2023


Horsethief Butte
Lyle, WA

Camp Baldwin (8/19 event only)
76201 Dufur Valley Rd.
Dufur, OR 97021

$10/participant if registered more than two weeks ahead of time.
$15/participant if registered in the last two weeks.
Adults who attend but do not participate in the climbing do not need to register.

Refund Policy
All reservations are nonrefundable.

Joe Davis, CPC Climbing Chair


Impact for Generations.
Prepared for Life.

This is more than a motto. It is a manifesto. It is our promise to the community and to every parent and child who Scouts with us. By Scouting in the Cascade Pacific Council (CPC) of the Boy Scouts of America, every youth can learn to make an impact on the world around them and be more prepared for career and life.

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