Youth Topping Out (SHAC)

SHAC is hosting a Topping Out Instructor training class for youth, targeting SHAC, CAC & Alamo youth, male and female, who have a desire to become BSA trained Climbing / Rappelling Instructors-In-Training. The class consists of a night meeting before the tower class, a two day tower class at El Rancho Cima, followed by another night class before the 2 day Real Rock Class at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, near Fredericksburg, TX. The students should have a desire to advance climbing instructor skills to be applied for unit climbing/rappelling activities or possibly for council summer camp staff work.

The successful completion of this class grants an Instructor-In-Training card, good until 31 December 2014. This allows this youth to function as an instructor under the guidance of a BSA Instructor or BSA Director. It also may be all that is required for a summer camp climbing staff position, depending on that camp’s training requirements. This may vary depending on the council involved.


Must have 16th birthday no later than 31 December 2012.

Must be a mature youth with a desire to learn and then help with BSA climbing / rappelling activities.

This class will be open to male and female youth from Sam Houston Area Council, Alamo Area Council, and Capitol Area Council.


El Rancho Cima Tower Class: 30 March – 1 April 2012 (show on Friday night, class starts at 0830 on Saturday).

Pre-Tower Class: 2 hour class at SHAC (or other Council designated location), TBD

Real Rock Class: 4 – 6 May 2012

Pre-Real Rock Class: 2 hour class at SHAC (or other Council designated location), TBD

Class will be limited to 16 students.

For further information, contact:

Bill Vaughn 281-799-3686