Climbing Instructor Course
ATTENTION LEVEL I CLIMBING INSTRUCTORS AND CLIMBING INSTRUCTORS SEEKING RENEWAL.
This memo is to inform BSA Level I Climbing Instructors and previous BSA Climbing Instructors seeking renewal 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 II Climbing Instructor course that will certify adults over 21 years of age as Level II CLIMBING INSTRUCTORS, allowing them to take your unit on climbing/rappelling as the Lead Climbing Instructor on 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.
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. and 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 instructions as well as meals, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner on Saturday and Breakfast and Lunch on Sunday. The fee for staff is $50.00 to cover the cost of food. You will be lodging in the Staff Cabins in main camp.
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. Off-Site Climbing/Rappelling
The second weekend off-site climbing/rappelling outings will be a challenging, real-rock expedition to Table Rock, Chimney Rock or another suitable location where your refreshed and new-found skills will be put to the test.
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 C.O.P.E and Climbing Program Manager and participation in this course does not ensure your certification.