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TeamThe Abseiling Team is responsible for running workshops for those who need an abseil qualification to participate in an activity and for those who would like to learn more about this adventure sport.
Who Can Do It?Abseiling is available to all members of the movement in some form. For example, Cubs may abseil up to 8m, Scouts 15m, whilst Venturers, Rovers and Leaders are only restricted by skills and experience. Joeys may undertake simulated abseiling activities that do not involve a vertical drop..
When Can I Do This?All year round, Meeting Nights, Day Trips, Weekends. The team runs a number of calendared Basic Abseiling and Abseil Leader training events each year, but are also happy to arrange alternate dates for your Pack, Troop, Unit or even Group Committee if the need arises.
How do I book into an Abseiling Workshop or Scout Session?* Down load a Booking Form
* Fill in the details & send to Sydney North Region office as noted on the form.
* If applying for a Workshop include cheque to cover the workshop fees.
* For Scout Abseil Session – tick the ‘Other Activity’ box on the Booking Form and nominate the Scout Abseil Day you wish to attend at the line marked ‘Activity’.
* If unsure about any details or if you are eligible to attend the Workshop or Activity then contact the Activity Coordinator.
* To confirm if the workshop is still on and has space contact the Region Office.
Single Pitch Abseiling - Activity must be under the control of an Abseiling Guide or (where participants have a Level 1 Abseiling qualification) an Abseiling Level 2.
Multi-pitch Abseiling - Activity must be under the control of an Abseiling Guide.
Scout AbseilingAbseil days for Scouts to complete their abseil badge at a cost of $15 per scout. If you have Scouts wanting to abseil, check the calendar for the dates of the Scout Abseil days and contact the Rockcraft Scout Liaison Co-ordinator to book on these dates.
WorkshopsThe Abseil Team can train Venturers, Rovers and Leaders to levels - Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and guide.
Level 1 Abseil CertificateThis workshop in abseiling is for complete beginners, and on completion, allows certificate holders to participate in other rock-based activities.
Basic Abseil PrerequisitesHave a verified log book detailing a mumimum 6 nights of camping including a minimum 2 nights of light weight hike style camping.
Level 2 AbseilerLevel 2 Abseilers are permitted to lead single pitch abseiling activities where all participants have a Level 1 Abseiler qualification. Part of the workshop involves helping at a Level 1 Abseil workshop.
Abseil Leader PrerequisitesHold a current Level 1 Abseil qualification;
Hold a current HLTAID 001, 002 & 003
You must also assist on at least one Level 1 Abseiling workshop in a Leader role to complete the qualification.
Level 3 AbseilerA Skills Check List is supplied and Assessment is scheduled as required.
Abseil Instructor PrerequisitesHave met the requirements for qualification as Abseil Leader, 1000m logged/documented abseils leading groups;
You must also assist on at least one Level 1 Abseiling workshop in a Leader role to complete the qualification. Hold a current HLTAID 001, 002 & 003.
Abseiling workshops cost $50 per participant. An equipment hire fee will apply for other abseiling activities where Region equipment is used.
Current Workshop Details & Downloads:-
Particpants will need to fill in a booking form and send to Region Office. Participants should download the all details below and follow the directions as per the participants letter to be sent to you to complete all the prerequisits prior to the first theory night.
Download a Booking Form
Location:- Main Location - Wahroonga Rocks Location details download.
Alternate Location - Lindfield Rocks. Location details download.
Electronic Log Book Page:- Download Logbook.
Rock Activities Standard Operation Proceedure:- Download SOP.
Adventurous Activities Policy:- Download Policy.
E-Learning (Level 1 Common Core) :- Download Details.
Who Can Help Me?
Daryl Osborne 9878 3028.
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