Rock Gym - Scout Programs

Scouting and Rock Climbing are a natural pairing, that meet together active youth with a true lifetime sport. Scouts can choose from our GROUP CLIMBING options for a special discounted price or participate in one of the programs listed below:

SELF INSTRUCTED

This option is for scouts who can provide their own belayer(s). All belayers must demonstrate competence and safety by passing a belay and/or auto belay test at the Downingtown Rock Gym. Instruction will not be provided for belayers unless arrangements are made at time of reservation.

  • $10 per climber. Minimum of 10 climbers.
  • Includes facility (Harness Rental – $3; Shoe Rental – $5)
  • Must indicate arrival and departure time when making a reservation.

 

BOY SCOUTS – CLIMBING MERIT BADGE

  • Indoor program that completes all Rock Climbing Merit Badge skills.
  • Instructors are BSA approved merit badge counselors.
  • Includes harness, helmet, instruction, and Merit Badge application.
  • 6-hour program
  • Minimum of 6 participating Scouts

OUTDOOR MERIT BADGE CLASS

  • Completes all climbing requirements for Boy Scout Merit Badge, and Girl Scout High Adventure Badge.
  • Includes harness, helmet, instruction, outdoor climbing gear and Certificate of Completion/Merit Badge application.
  • 2-hour indoor session and 4-hour outdoor session
  • Minimum of 6 participating Scouts

LEADER TRAINING

The BEST thing you can do to help your Scouts have a great climbing experience is to become a certified belayer! It’s cheaper – They get more climbing time – More flexibility in scheduling.

  • 2-hour program. Approximately 1.5 hour instruction and test. Half hour for practice and climbing! 2nd test may be required.
  • Includes harness rental
  • Minimum of 5 participants. Must be 16 years or older.
  • Call for a reservation.