BSA Climbing Instructor Training Level 1 Basics, Tower Operations and Level 1 Natural Rock Operations

BSA Climbing Instructor Training Level 1 Basics, Tower Operations and Level 1 Natural Rock Operations
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10/3/2018 3:00 PM
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5700 Nanticoke Rd
Rhodesdale, MD 21659, US
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BSA Climbing Instructor Training Level 1 Basics, Tower Operations, and Level 1 Natural Rock Operations


Under the supervision of a Level 2 Climbing Instructor, Level 1 Climbing Instructors can teach Climbing Merit Badge, and instruct youth in climbing and rappelling on natural rock, climbing towers, or climbing gyms, under the BSA program.

Del-Mar-Va Council Climbing Program Staff uses Council-owned climbing equipment and facilities and some off-site natural rock sites and is covered under the BSA insurance program. The training can be renewed annually with ongoing participation in Council climbing activities.  Level 1 Basics should be taken first; completion allows participation at Council owned climbing tower events.  Level 1 Natural Rock Operations expands the participant's skills to include natural rock rigging and events. It's a great way to learn about climbing and conducting youth group climbing events, improve your rigging and climbing skills, and serve the community by introducing youth to a challenging sport.

You must be 18 to be carded as a Level 1 Climbing Instructor, but youth 16 and over can be carded as a Level 1 Instructor in Training.

Cost:  $65 to cover material costs, meals, facility and equipment use, and other supplies


If you are not already a registered member of the BSA, you will need to complete a form at the first evening session and pay a $36 fee to join.  You will also need to complete a BSA medical form (doctor signature is not required-fill it out and attach a copy of your last physical exam from a physician) Click the link for this form:

Locations: The Friday/Saturday session will be held at Camp Rodney at 400 Rodney Scout Road, North East, MD. (driving directions can be found at Sunday, we will travel to Rocks State Park (45 minutes west of Camp Rodney) for an all-day session on the rocks.  You will be able to depart for home from Rocks State Park around 5 pm.

  Download informational flyer here! 

Contact;  Paul Harjung, BSA Climbing Program Manager, 443-206-6161  or email at

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$65.00 per Participant

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