Rock Climbing LAAC Award

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Sponsoring Council

Greater Los Angeles

Award Dimensions

2'' x 2''

Summary

This award is offered to stimulate the development of skills and in appreciation of climbing beyond those required to earn the Climbing merit badge. This award may be earned by Cub, Webelos, Boy Scouts, and Venturers as noted.

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Detailed Requirements

This award is offered to stimulate the development of skills and in appreciation of climbing beyond those required to earn the Climbing merit badge. This award may be earned by Cub, Webelos, Boy Scouts, and Venturers as noted. 


Please be advised that all climbing involves risks that the individual and his leaders assume when they participate in these activities 


Requirements

1. Plan and complete each outing in compliance with these BSANational Council programs: a. Follow the Eight Points of Climb on Safely. b. Follow the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace. 


2. Make 2 climbs and 2 descents. a. Cubs and Webelos: Descents must be down-climbs. b. Boy Scouts and Venturers: One descent must be a rappel; the second may be either a rappel or a down-climb. 


3. Location of all climbs and descents: a. Cubs and Webelos: May only use artificial walls. b. Boy Scouts and Venturers: Must be outdoors on real rock. 


4. This is a concurrent award. Boy Scouts may use climbs and rappels taken to earn Climbing merit badge to earn this award. The outings may apply to earning other outdoor awards. 


A climb may be either a top-rope or a bouldering problem. Lead climbing is not allowed. A rappel is defined as a Scout moving down a stationary rope in full self-control. The person on rappel must be belayed either by a second rope or by a "fireman's belay". If the belayer is in control of the speed, the descent does not count as a rappel. A down-climb is similar to an up-climb, only the person is descending. 


Prepare a High Adventure Application and submit it to the Scout Shop to purchase this award. List the names of the persons that have earned it. Attach a note which shows the following for each outing taken to earn the award: date; location; Tour and Activity Plan number; names of Climbing Instructors, Climbing Directors, and Instructors-in-Training in attendance.