Climbing Training Programs

Climbing is an activity in Scouting that requires specialized training to facilitate outings for your unit. 

Level I Instructors may assist in conducting climbing operations, and Level II Instructors may supervise climbing operations within the Shenandoah Area Council and other Scout Councils with which we have reciprocal agreements for sharing instructors.

Level I and Level II Climbing Instructor Training will be offered at Camp Rock Enon Scout Reservation (CRE) over several dates in March and April 2024.

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Climbing Instructor Training (Level 1 & Level 2)

This course will cover BSA NCAP Climbing standards, safety, gear, setting up anchor systems, operations, emergency scenarios, and other related climbing information. This course will also include instructions on operating the SAC Mobile Climbing Wall. 

The training will be conducted in several phases, and parts will be repeated to facilitate participation. There is an online videoconference phase and an in-person phase held at CRE. If a participant is unable to attend one or more of the scheduled sessions, contact the course director to see if we can accommodate other arrangements.

Climbing harnesses and helmets will be provided, or participants may use their harnesses and helmets, subject to inspection and approval by the Course Director. All other gear will be provided. Personal gear other than helmets and harnesses may not be used.

LEVEL 1 INSTRUCTOR: Maximum 5 students - minimum 18 years old. Certification is good for 1 year. 

The course for Level I Participants consists of attending Session 1 and Session 2 of the videoconference phase of the training, viewing and passing competence exams and one 8-hour long on-site instruction and climbing activity held on a Saturday at CRE .

LEVEL 2 INSTRUCTOR: Maximum 7 students - minimum 21 years old. Certification is good for 3 years.

The course for Level II participants consists of attending Session 1 and Session 2 of the videoconference phase of the training, viewing and passing competence exams and two 8-hour long on-site instruction and climbing activity held on Saturday and Sunday at CRE. 

Video Conference Dates - links will be emailed to participants

  • Session 1 - March 27, 2024 7-9pm   OR   April 10, 2024 7-9pm
  • Session 2 - April 3, 2024 7-9pm   OR   April 17, 2024 7-9pm

On-site Training Dates

  • Saturday April 20, 2024 8am-5pm
  • Saturday April 27, 2024 8am-5pm
  • Sunday April 28, 2024 9am - 5pm

Course Fee: $25

  • Registration Opens February 19, 2024
  • Late Fee begins March 15, 2024
  • Registration Closes March 20, 2024


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