The ASU is responsible for the District’s strategy to develop Climbing Activities so that they become a regular occurrence on the programmes of all Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers & Network in MW

Purpose of the ASU

  • To equip adult volunteers with the skills and experience necessary for them to deliver activity sessions to a greater number of young people across Mersey Weaver Scout District.
  • To support District and Groups in delivering climbing/bouldering/abseiling/climbing related events.
  • To create a community of good practice for all adults in Mersey Weaver Scout District who have a ‘Climbing’ activity permit, to enable them to maintain and develop their ‘Climbing’ skills, experience and knowledge.


The Active Support Unit is managed by the District Climbing Active Support Manager who is responsible for delivery against the objectives and the routine running of the Unit.

Need support?

For assistance with an activity with your Beaver/Cub/Scout/Explorer Section or Scout Group, please contact the Climbing Active Support Manager Rick Wakefield.

Book one of our Climbing Walls

Mobile Climbing Wall >

Clogwyn Climbing Wall >

Other Climbing Facilities >

Interested in joining the ASU?

You do not need to be a current member of the Scout Association to join an Active Support Unit.  Therefore, if you are interested in helping to promote climbing and improve the skills of our members then please consider joining our Climbing ASU.