What you need to know!

If you are a parent or volunteer or teacher with a role in running a youth-focused climbing club, we are here to help provide guidance and inspiration on a range of club matters.

Become a ClimbScotland club

If you are involved in a club that takes part in indoor or outdoor climbing or mountaineering activities, or you would like to set up a club to get young people in your local community climbing, we can help you!

Click here for our 'Become a ClimbScotland club' page.

Introducing young people or families to your existing club?

If you are involved in a club that takes part in indoor or outdoor climbing or mountaineering activities already and you would like to introducing more young people or allow for family trips, we are here to help you through the process.

Click here for our 'Youth and Families' page.

Climbing session's ideas

We have pulled together some great information and ideas for organising varied and engaging club sessions. These resources are full of suggestions for activities, from warm ups to coaching tips. They are tailored to different age ranges, for both indoor and outdoor climbing.

Click here for our 'Club Session' ideas.

Youth Hillwalking trips

If you need guidance on how to plan appropriate hillwalking trips for young people or families, get in touch with our Mountain Safety Team

Volunteer Role Descriptions

Below we have provided template examples of various club volunteer roles which can please used by your club.

  • Child Wellbeing and Protection Officer

Volunteer Recruitment Process

Here we have provided information for clubs to support the recruitment of volunteers.

Constitution Template

Below is a constitution template which clubs can use and tailor to suit their club's needs. The Clubs constitution is worth spending some time on to make sure that it clearly outlines the purpose of the club and its aims and also how it is structured and managed.

Operating Procedures Template

Below is an operating procedures template which clubs can use and tailor to suit their club's needs. The clubs operating procedures provides a place to keep a formal desription of how the club operates under a variety of headings, including, committee role descriptions, volunteer and member code of conduct, volunteer and member induction processes, incident reporting, club session procedures etc. The below document contains guidance commentary on the side notes of the main text - make sure you have this visible on your word processing software.

Registration Spreadsheet

This spreadsheet allows you to submit your clubs membership list to us. Make sure to complete the required fields and once complete, send to our membership team at: membership@mountaineering.scot

Affiliation Form

This form is the first step in your club becoming affiliated with ClimbScotland. This can be submitted before or alongside your clubs constitution.

Membership Form Template

We have created the 'Membership Form Template' below to help you get your club up and running. This form will help you gather the relevant information from new members and should also help to inform the parents/guardians of young people about the nature of climbing related activities and seek their consent for the member's participation through the club.

Risk Assessment

Clubs are encouraged to complete risk assessments prior to activities they are going to be participating in. This is seen as good practice and demonstrates that the club is proactive in its duty of care of its members and others. If you would like advice or support regarding carrying out and completing a risk assessment, then get in touch with us at: info@climbscotland.net

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