By Debbie Spoons
Aug 26, 2017

Climbing Instructor Class BSA Level 1 & 2

climbing-wallThis post contains updated dates, as of August 10, 2017. 

Scout leaders, get ready for 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.

  • Dates: September 21,22,23 & Oct. 5-6-7.
  • Class Location: 235 E 550 N, Springville, UT

This 6-day workshop runs from: Thursdays (6-10 pm)/ Fridays (6-10 pm)/ Saturdays (8-5pm+) **(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.

Debbie Spoons Mt. Rainer

Debbie Spoons on  Mt. Rainer

The cost for this training is $150. Cancellation fee is $25.  To register contact Debbie Spoons, Climbing Committee Chairman @ or call Jeff Peterson, 435.590.2949.

Author: Debbie Spoons | Climbing Committee Chairman

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

  1. AvatarDebbie 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

  2. AvatarD

    The class was cancelled.
    Per email: The class has been cancelled due to lack of registrants. The next class will be in April and will be posted on the council’s website in January.


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