Greater Los Angeles Area Council - HAT - BSA Climbing Level 2 (CWSC)

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HAT - BSA Climbing Level 2 (CWSC)

Event Details

Provide training for people who are interested in teaching Scouts how to climb and rappel at the Unit, District or Council level. This group might include those interested in becoming Climbing Merit Badge Counselors, Camp Staff and Scouters.


  • Seminar: Friday April 19, 2024 (7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.)
  • Seminar: Saturday April 20, 2024 (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
  • Field Trip: Sunday April 21, 2024 (7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)


$20.00 for classroom materials by April 12, 2024. If fewer than six sign ups are made prior to that date a cancellation notice will be sent. Otherwise a confirmation will be sent after that date.

For help with registration contact Hannibol Sullivan, Community Engagement Coordinator (SR) and HAT Advisor at (213) 413-4400 or email

All personal gear will be inspected prior to use. Bring to the seminar.

  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • An ATC belaying device
  • Three or four locking-gate carabineers
  • One 24” and one 48” pre-sewn runner or one 24” pre-sewn runner and a commercially made leash (personal anchor)
  • Two pieces of 5-6mm accessory cord, one piece 72” long and the other 96” long. Climbing shoes (optional)
  • All other gear will be provided by the Directors (ropes, anchors, carabineers, etc.)

This course is very intense and will work into the late hours of the night. We will cover B.S.A. current National Policies associated with all climbing/rappelling activities, at the Unit, Council and District levels, as outlined in the pamphlet entitled "Climb on Safely," and the National Camp Accreditation Program. Textbook is B.S.A. publication entitled "Belay On" (provided).


  • Current registration with Boy Scouts of America
  • 21 years old
  • Current Level I Climbing Instructor for at least six months.
  • Current successful completion of B.S.A.’s “Youth Protection Guidelines” training
  • Current B.S.A. Annual Health and Medical Record
  • Completed the online Climb on Safely Training

MAXIMUM SIZE: 12 students

Contact Course Instructor Steve Dodson Cell: (818) 967-1323 email: Help keep climbing/rappelling as part of Scouting’s activities by becoming a certified BSA Climbing Instructor for your Unit, District, or Council. A copy of “Belay On” will be given to each participant. Hike Aid 3, “Full Dimension High Adventure Training”, has a complete discussion of the training programs of the GLAAC-HAT. It may be downloaded from the Council High Adventure website at

Questions about any of them are to be directed to Michael Schlaifer; Vice ChairTraining: (213)247-8808 (C); e-mail,


When & Where
Seminar: (Cushman Watt Service Center) Field Outing: (Stoney Point)
Friday 04-19-2024 7:00 PM PT to
Sunday 04-21-2024 4:00 PM PT Past
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