By Debbie Spoons
Feb 11, 2017

Climbing Instructor Class BSA Level 1 & 2

climbing-wallScout leaders, get ready for Spring and Summer climbing and rappelling trips now. This exciting part of Scouting comes with great risk, so BSA has training to get you safe and ready.

To take youth climbing, rappelling or canyoneering, this certification is required by BSA before you leave on your adventure.

Two Courses Available in Springville and St. George:

  • April 20–22 and 27–29
    Class Location: 235 E 500 N Springville
  • May  25–27 and June 1–3
    Class Location: 1295 S. 3000 E., St. George

This 6 day workshop runs from:Thursdays (6-10 pm)/ Fridays (6-10 pm)/ Saturdays (9-5pm) **(You must attend ALL 6 days of training for a total of 32 hours)**

This is a 32 hour class held over 6 days. A few of the topics we will cover: BSA climbing policy, legal issues regarding taking youth on events, knots, how to pick a climbing/rappelling site, equipment, how to teach youth about climbing, rescue procedures, raising & lowering systems, etc.
(This is the same information that you would learn at BSA National Camp School, except we don’t teach COPE, you don’t have to camp for 7 days, eat camp food and pay almost $400.)

IMPORTANT: Participants with little or no climbing/rappelling experience, may be able to obtain a Level 1 certificate if they pass all of the required tests and skills. Participants with climbing/rappelling experience and prior training may be able to obtain a Level 2 certificate if they pass all of the required tests and skills. Participants who do not pass the tests and skills portion of the workshop may be given an “instructor in training” certificate.

The cost for this training is $150. Cancellation fee is $25.  To register contact Debbie Spoons, Climbing Committee Chairman @ ddspoons@yahoo.com

Debbie Spoons Mt. Rainer

Debbie Spoons on  Mt. Rainer

Author: Debbie Spoons | Climbing Committee Chairman

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2 thoughts on “Climbing Instructor Class BSA Level 1 & 2

  1. Debbie Spoons

    The correct dates for the Springville climbing class are:
    Dates: April 20-21-22 & 27-28-29, 2017

    The St. George class correct dates are:
    May 25-26-27 & June 1-2-3

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