Climbing Instructor Course Level I


Apr 7, 2017 to Apr 9, 2017



Piedmont Council, BSA
1222 East Franklin Blvd
Gastonia, NC 28054
Location Phone: 704.864.2694





This memo is to inform Scouting Adults and Youth of an upcoming training course that will be offered at The Piedmont Scout Reservation, and the Pisgah National Forest.  This course being offered will be the BSA Level I Climbing Instructor course that will certify adults over 21 years of age as Level I CLIMBING INSTRUCTORS, allowing them to assist the Lead Climbing Instructor on unit climbing/rappelling outings in accordance with the Climb on Safely requirements.  This course DOES NOT certify you to open the rappelling/climbing tower at Camp Bud Schiele.  Scouting youth receive the same training and can act as Instructor In Training (ages 16-17), and Climbing Instructor (ages 18-20).  Venturers will also be able to complete most, if not all of the Ranger Mountaineering elective and parts of the Communication core requirement during this course.

With the introduction of the new climbing/rappelling standards, these courses can only be taught by a National Camp School certified BSA C.O.P.E./Climbing Program Manager.

If you would like to receive this training and earn the certification, you need to sign up for one these courses.  The cost is only $50.00 which includes instruction, a copy of “On Belay”, the BSA Climbing /Rappelling procedures manual.  Also included in the fee are all meals, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner on Saturday and Breakfast and Lunch on Sunday.  The fee for recertification/staff is $25.00 to cover the cost of food.

Training Schedule:      Friday –           6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.   Check-in

                                                        7:15 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Classroom training

                                    Saturday -     8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.   Field & Tower training

                                                         7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Classroom training

                                    Sunday -        8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.   Field & Tower training

There is no off site element to this course.

This course is limited to the first 24 participants to register.  If you want to participate, please complete the enclosed registration form and mail with the fee to the Council Office as soon as possible.  Any registrations received after the course is filled will be put on a waiting list and added to the course if there are cancellations.

This is a strenuous course and there is a certain level of risk associated with climbing/rappelling activities.  A MEDICAL FORM WILL BE REQUIRED. Part A, B, & C have to be brought to the training from all participants.  Additional forms and additional course information will be mailed after you register.

Note: The certification at the end of this course is up to the discretion of the Climbing Directors and participation in this course does not ensure your certification.

Informed Consent Form-Must Bring