BSA Climbing Instructor Certification is offered at three levels:1. Lead Instructor (a minimum of 21 years old)2. Instructor (a minimum of 18 years old)3. Instructor-In-Training (a minimum of 16 years old)Lead Instructor and InstructorInstructors of BSA climbing/rappelling activities are capable, safety conscious teachers. They are the onsite personnel (either camp staff or volunteer leaders) who instruct and manage the climbing/rappelling activities of a district, council, pack, troop or team. They must exercise good judgement and dependability, and relate well to youth and to adults. A BSA climbing instructor must obtain a certificate of completion of training every two years from a currently trained climbing director. The qualities expected of a BSA climbing instructor include, but are not limited to, the following:• Minimum age 18 (But a lead instructor must be at least age 21.)• Currently registered member of the Boy Scouts of America• First-aid certification that, at a minimum, includes American Red Cross Standard First Aid certification, or completion of a course of at least equivalent length and content from the Red Cross or another nationally recognized organization. The 2-hour module, First Aid: "When Help Is Delayed" is recommended.• Current BSA Personal Health and Medical Record - Class 2 or Class 3 medical record.• Good judgment• Ability to work with youth.• Experienced and able to demonstrate a proficiency in the techniques of climbing, rappelling, belaying, and spotting.• Working knowledge of Topping Out: A BSA Climbing/Rappelling Manual.• Understanding of BSA Climbing merit badge requirements.• Completion of three-day climbing/rappelling staff training.
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