St. Louis Bloomington West County

Boy Scout Merit Badge

The Rock Climbing and Rappelling Merit Badge is available through The Boy Scouts of The United States of America, and Upper Limits offers instruction that allows your troop to acquire the patch.

The Boy Scout Merit Badge is a 3-4 hour interactive course taught by Upper Limits' certified Merit Badge counselors. Scouts are responsible for meeting the requirements as outlined in the appropriate merit badge booklet. Participants must provide their Merit Badge application for the counselor to sign. Minimum age for the course is 11 years old. There is a minimum of 2 scouts for each class and a maximum of 15.

Details:

• Classes are offered Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to finish.
• Cost: $40 per person.
• Group Cost (ten or more scouts): $35 per person.
• Includes equipment rental (shoes are not included, athletic shoes are fine) and additional climbing.
• Reservations and a $15 deposit per person are required. Please see our cancellation policy for more details.
• All participants must complete a waiver. Climbers under 18 must have the waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Rock Gym 101 Option:

Teaches adults and scouts how to belay without taking the full merit badge class.
• Cost: $30 per person
• Group Cost (ten or more participants):$25 per person.
• Includes equipment rental (shoes are not included, athletic shoes are fine) and additional climbing.
• Reservations and a $15 deposit per person are required. Please see our cancellation policy for more information.

Open Climbing Option:

For those with prior climbing experience who will be climbing and not taking a class. One belayer for every three climbers is required. Belayers must pass a belay proficiency test before belaying in the gym.
• Cost: $12 per person (includes belay certification fee)
• Harness Rental: $3
• Belay Device Rental: $3
• Shoes (optional, gym shoes are fine): $4
• Reservations and a $5 deposit per person are required. Please see our cancellation policy for more information.



Printable Info Sheet
Merit Badge Worksheet