Take a deep breath and make that brave first step over the edge. Abseiling is a thrilling way to explore nature, supported by a rope as you walk your way down a vertical tower, cliff or rock face.
We prepare you for the adventure with the best practical and technical training available, and we’re committed to risk management and safety.
Your confidence will build with each step, as you feel secure with your training and equipment, and you start to feel the pride of what you’re achieving.
Take a look at our calendar and find the range of sites around the state, pick the one nearest to you or go a little more adventurous and take a road trip.
If you’re keen to get involved, Scouts Victoria is well equipped. We have mobile abseiling towers and many fantastic natural sites.
We also run local activities, the Wilson-Nunn Tower provides training and activity facilities 12m in the air. Watsonia also has a tower where weekend activities can be found, included are a host of outdoor activities to quench the adventurous spirit. Our students also need to be able to climb a 6m ladder unassisted.
As you’d expect, there are strict requirements for instructors/Leaders in abseiling activities, and the insurance requirements are rigid too.
Rewards for your efforts
Abseiling with Scouts is all about fun and adventure, but there are even greater rewards as well.
After about 10 hours of abseiling you can achieve your Venturer Award Pursuits or Outdoors. For Queens Scout level you can attend two weekends and also work towards through the workbooks for the Level 1 abseiling qualification. Formal qualifications as an abseiling instructor are available, with Level 1 and Level 2 courses running throughout the year allowing for people to apply for Abseiling skillsets from Certificate II or III in Outdoor Recreation.
State Leader - Abseiling
Wilson-Nunn Tower (Emerald)