Climbing Merit Badge at Cascade Hall and Pleasantville National Park (2012-11-18)

The positive lessons and skills developed through climbing are not always obvious: self-confidence, self-reliance, mental toughness, determination, and good judgment are just a few. Climbing tests your body and your mind.

The Outdoor Code states in part… I will do my best to:

Be clean in my outdoor manners.

I will treat the outdoors as a heritage.

I will take care of it for myself and others

I will keep my trash and garbage out of lakes, streams, fields, woods, and roadways.

Be careful with fire.

Be considerate in the outdoors.

I will treat public and private property with respect.

I will use low-impact methods of hiking and camping.

Chris taught us at Camp Kawabata how to safely climb an the tools used.  Then we went to Cascade Hall to learn the basics of SL climbing.  After we mastered this, we tried our skill at the Pleasantville National Park.  It was a beautiful sunny day and scouts had a great time reaching the top with only a few knee injuries.

Afterwards we headed to camp to welcome a new scout after the swear in ceremony.


Scouts at parking lot ready to learn how to climb


Eric showing his climbing skills at Cascade Hall


Scouts conquer the top of the Pleasantville National Park Peak


Chris swearing in a new scout at camp



2 Responses

  1. ChristianWelles Says:

    This was a memorable trip, I think the people at Pleasantville were impressed by our helmets and courage!

  2. Eric Neko Says:

    Hi, learning so much in the Scouts Merit Badge System, tnx leaders :)

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