COPE / Climbing Committee

The CIEC COPE/climbing committee provides climbing instructor training and climbing instructors for camp and unit events involving COPE, climbing, or rappelling.

The committee is dedicated to increasing and supporting our pool of qualified BSA climbing instructors and climbing merit badge counselors. Help us keep climbing and rappelling a thriving part of Scouting’s activities by becoming a certified climbing instructor!

If you are interested in COPE/climbing training, need climbing instructors to support a unit event, or would like additional information about the COPE/climbing committee, please send an E-mail to

Brad Richards , CIEC COPE/climbing program manager

Dwight Peterson , CIEC COPE/climbing lead.

COPE / Climbing Training

Please check back for our future COPE/Climbing courses