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B.S.A. Level I Climbing Instructor Course

B.S.A. Level I Climbing Instructor Course
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29485 Hook Creek Road
Cedar Glen, CA 92321, US
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B.S.A. Level I Climbing Instructor Course

  • Friday, October 13, 2017, 8 p.m. – Sunday, October 15, 2017, 5:30 p.m. at Forest Lawn Scout Reservation

Who should attend: Persons interested in being "Climbing" Merit Badge Counselors, Camp Staff, and all Scouters that want to teach scouts how to climb and rappel at the Unit, District or Council level. All persons interested must be mature, capable of instructing, safety conscious, able to exercise good judgment, be dependable, relate well to youth and adults, and be familiar in the techniques of climbing, rappelling, belaying, and spotting. Scouters who work with troops and teach climbing are required to be "Qualified Instructors" prior to teaching any climbing / rappelling activities.

This course is very intense and will work into the late hours of the night. We will cover B.S.A. current National Policies associated with all climbing/rappelling activities, at the Unit, Council and District levels, as outlined in the pamphlet entitled "Climb on Safely," and the National Camp Accreditation Program.

This course will be conducted over a weekend (starting Friday night). You will be sleeping indoors in a Troop Lodge. You will need to provide your own sleeping bag or linens as well as you regular gear for a weekend outing. Your meals will be provided Saturday and Sunday, but please bring take out or have dinner before you arrive Friday night.

Pre-requisites for participation in course:

  • Current registration with Boy Scouts of America
  • 18 years old
  • Current successful completion of B.S.A.'s "Youth Protection Guidelines" training.
  • Current B.S.A. Annual Health and Medical Record
  • Completed the online Climb on Safely Training


  • B.S.A. Level I Climbing Instructor Qualification Certification is good for 1 year upon successful completion of this class
  • Course size: Is limited to 6-12 students. Pre-registration requested
  • Duration: One intense weekend of classroom and practical instruction on artificial climbing surfaces
  • Fee: $90.00 per person (textbook, meals, and camping fees included)
  • Textbook: B.S.A. publication entitled "Belay On"
  • Schedule/ Location: Friday, October 13, 2017, 8 p.m. – Sunday, October 15, 2017, 5:30 p.m. at Forest Lawn Scout Reservation
  • Contacts: For more information, contact: Dale Whitten h - (909) 983-5444, c - (562) 400-4392 or at agr8driver@aol.com

Help keep climbing/rappelling as part of Scouting's activities by becoming a certified BSA Climbing Instructor for your Unit, District, or Council.

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$90.00 per Participant