CIEC 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 brichards111@gmail.com , CIEC COPE/climbing program manager

Dwight Peterson dwight.peterson34@gmail.com , CIEC COPE/climbing lead.


CIEC COPE/Climbing Training:

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