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1 1 Climb On Safely

2 2 Reminder to instructors: Check the notes pages of this presentation for the text of the Climb On Safely, # This is a “hidden slide” and will not show in the presentation.

3 3 Climbing / Rappelling Great challenge — great accomplishment Climbing merit badge Unit rappelling is more dangerous Unit leaders reinforce following directions Climbing instructors give technical direction Good climbers may not be good instructors

4 4 Resources Instructors — NOLS, WEA, AMGA, REI, EMS, Mountaineers, universities, Project Adventure Topping Out: A BSA Climbing/Rappelling Manual (#3207) Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills Passport to High Adventure (#4310)

5 5 Recommendations Special training for: Lead climbing Snow and ice climbing Top-rope all council / district activities Cub / Webelos Scouts are encouraged Normally climbing gym Age-appropriate instruction Size-appropriate equipment

6 6 Overview  Qualified supervision  Qualified instructors  Physical fitness  Safe area or course  Equipment  Planning  Environmental conditions  Discipline

7 7 1. Qualified Supervision Mature and conscientious adult, 21 or over Accepts responsibility for safety of youth Committed to Climb On Safely procedure Two adults (one 21+), plus 1 adult / additional 10 youth One person ARC Standard First Aid / CPR “Help is Delayed” module desired EMT, LPN, RN, etc. OK

8 8 2. Qualified Instructors Over 21 Completed 10 hours instructor training BSA climbing instructor Nationally / regionally recognized organization Climbing school College-level climbing / rappelling course

9 9 3. Physical Fitness Class 1 medical record (#34414) minimum Adapt supervision, discipline and precautions to individual health conditions Require a physical if problems are identified Inform the climbing instructor of medical conditions

10 10 4. Safe Area Established / developed site or facility Qualified instructor survey in advance Determine suitability for age, maturity, skill Safely accommodate the number of participants Identify emergency evacuation route in advance

11 11 5. Equipment Proper equipment for size and ability Helmets, rope and hardware approved by UIAA, CEN, or ASTM Equipment new or instructor provided Keep records on each equipment item Discard after three hard falls Discard after four years Wear a helmet when more than six feet above ground

12 12 6. Planning Written parental consent for climbing/rappelling Inform parents / committee of Climbing / rappelling plan Severe weather alternate plan Other alternative plans Secure permits for public and private land Use a qualified climbing instructor Instructor has topo map and weather briefing Cell phone or radio is suggested

13 13 7. Environmental Conditions Instructor responsible for monitoring Loose rock Poisonous plants Wildlife Weather Buddy system monitor Dehydration Hypothermia Unusual fear / apprehension Supervisor — Leave No Trace

14 14 8. Discipline Participants — know, understand, respect rules and procedures Teach before the outing Review immediately prior to the activity Teach the reason why Follow instructor’s directions Be strict and fair

15 15 Summary  Qualified supervision  Qualified instructors  Physical fitness  Safe area or course  Equipment  Planning  Environmental conditions  Discipline

16 16 Questions?


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