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May 11, 2019
Open Climb at McGimsey Scout Park - Session 1
May 11, 2019
Open Climb at McGimsey Scout Park - Session 2

Step Over the Edge at Open Climb 2019

Come out to the Alamo Council Open Climb and take your first step over the edge. There’s nothing like making your heart skip a beat and the sweet relief of landing safe and sound on the ground. But first you have to get to the top.  Come out to the McGimsey Tower and grab hold of the adventure.

Climbing and rappelling is one of the more technical and invigorating activities Scouting has to offer. The Alamo Open Climb is a fun introduction to climbing for your scouts. If your scout is working on the climbing merit badge he or she can knock out a few requirements during the day.  Volunteer Instructors will be there to staff the tower. Instructors will coach scouts to the top and  hook them to rappel to the bottom.  First timers can go through the practice table before climbing and rappelling. Equipment is provided so the only gear you need to bring is the camera to catch their smiles.

For your part we ask that one adult from your unit hang out while your scouts are at the tower. There’s also a small fee per scout and some permission and medical paperwork to fill out. It’s not the full medical so NO extra doctor appointment needed. You can find the combo Hold Harmless & Medical Youth Form 2018-7 on our CLIMBING DOCUMENTS MATERIALS page. Sign up and pay through the Council Calendar. It’s that easy. There’s a limit of 20 in the morning and 20 in the afternoon so sign up now!

You may even become interested in climbing yourself and if you do there’s the Climbing Instructors Course for adults. We’re always looking for a new hand to help and the Instructors Course is a great way to start your own climbing outings. If you are so interested check out our BECOMING A BSA CLIMBING INSTRUCTOR page and you can sign up for the next class on the Council Training Calendar. This is NOT required to bring your scouts to the Open Climb.

Here's a quick snippet map of the McGimsey Tower location if you've never been there.


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