Troop 605 came climbing with us for our last outing of the early Summer. The weather was perfect — not too hot, not to windy. We got in a great day of climbing and rappeling, and the ScoutMaster got a nice nap in the sun :-).
Troop 127 has done several outings with us over the years, and this year we did the Merit Badge together. They did some of the requirements during meetings before the outing, and then Doug Doss, CPC Program Trainer, walked them through the basics on Friday night before we went climbing on Saturday. This group was
Troop 664 has had an avid climbing program for a long time. Their annual trip to Gladys’ Ranch near Warm Springs is always a fun event. This year was no exception, as we supported The Troop climb on Gladys’ indoor climbing wall and then outdoors on the rocks of the canyon. It took until 2
This year, Camp Meriwether again hosted the National Camping School for the NorthWest. Joe Davis, our committee Chair, was the Director for the Climbing section, supported by Bryce Horine (CPC) and Matthew Robbins (Chief Seattle). We had a total of 6 students, 4 of whom graduated to serve their respective Councils and run climbing programs
We supported Troop 515 of Beaverton to go climbing at HorseThief. 6 youth and 3 adults had a great time learning to climb and a little rappeling. The Troop camped at Maryhill state park .
This year, the Council re-started the Outdoor Skills Institute or OSI. OSI is a one-weekend training event for outdoor skills. This year, they offered Wilderness First Aid, Dutch Oven Cooking, Climbing Level 1 (tower-only), some shooting sports, and a variety of other outdoor training programs. We decided to offer a 1-day Tower-only Level 1 course
It was exciting to have our first Level 2 training in 2019! We have 6 new Level 2 instructors and 5 new Level 1 instructors. We also had two students from Crater Lake Council and three from Blue Mountain Council. It was fabulous to work with such a great team of instructors and students to
A busy spring! The weather wasn’t quite as nice for the April SuperWeekend than for March, but it didn’t stop us from having upwards of 140 climbers over the weekend. We also had not just one, but two climbers send #4 route, which is ~5.11a. It was a busy weekend at camp, with 4 other
We staffed the tower for the Order of the Arrow Wauna La-Mon’tay lodge’s Rendezvous. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t as nice as for the March SuperWeekend, with constant rain all afternoon. Even with the Oregon sunshine, we had more than 30 climbers come out for both climbing and rappelling. We opened the inside rappel and many
After a two-year hiatus, SuperWeekend has re-started! We were super excited to be able to open the tower and get youth and adults up on the tower again! The tower is newly renovated with 100’s of hours of volunteer work by the committee and was in stunning form with fantastic weather. We also had a