Adult Programs

Adults at Woodruff

Adult leaders don't have to sit on the sidelines and watch their Scouts have all the fun. Woodruff offers a number of opportunities for adult leaders while in camp including training, teaching, challenges and fun! The programs listed below were available during all weeks of the 2018 Summer Camp season. 2019 class schedule TBA.

Class registration for the course indicated will open at the same time, and in the same place, as the Merit Badge registration. Please see the Program Guide for the specific date and time of your scheduled week.

Scoutmaster Specific Training (Scoutmasters & Assistant Scoutmasters)

Tuesday (9 AM - Noon) at the Cabin I - across the bridge from the Nature Lodge

No Fee (Register online before camp)

The course is intended to provide troop leadership with the information and tools they need to lead successful Boy Scout Troops. It is part of the BSA's required Basic Training for Adult Leaders along with Youth Protection Training.

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)                   

Monday (10 AM - Noon, 2 PM-5 PM) & Wednesday (9 AM - 5 PM) at the Astronomy Field

$10 per participant (Register online before camp)

This hands-on program gives adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Imagine having hands-on knowledge of setting up a campsite, pitching a tent, hiking, outdoor cooking—all the skills necessary to see the Outdoor program of the Boy Scouts of America come to life. Participating troop leadership should include the Scoutmaster, Asst. Scoutmasters, Troop Committee members, and new adult leaders.

Red Cross CPR w/ AED

Wednesday (2 PM - 5 PM) at the Camp HQ Training Room

$45 per participant (Register online before camp, pay at check-out)

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be Red Cross Certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for two years.

Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday (6:30 PM - 9:30 PM) at the Camp HQ Training Room

$60 per participant (Register online before camp)

Participants in the BSA Lifeguard Course must attend this class. Certification is good for 2 years.

BSA Lifeguard

All week (Full-Day Sessions) at the Aquatics Area.

Requires CPR for the Professional Rescuer (Completed during or prior to camp) (Register online before camp)

BSA Lifeguard is a three-year training designation awarded to Boy Scouts and adults who meet prescribed requirements in aquatics skills, Safe Swim Defense, Safety Afloat, first aid, and emergency action.

BSA Aquatics Supervision: Water Rescue

Tuesday & Wednesday (9:30 AM - 10:30 AM) at the Aquatics Area

No Fee (Register online before camp)

Water Rescue provides BSA leaders with information and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to swimming emergencies during unit swimming activities. It expands the awareness instruction provided by Safe Swim Defense training to include basic water rescue skills.

BSA Aquatics Supervision: Paddle Craft Safety 

Tuesday & Wednesday (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM) at the Aquatics Area

No Fee (Register online before camp)

Paddle Craft Safety expands on Safety Afloat training to include the basic skills and knowledge needed for a unit leader to confidently assess his or her ability to supervise float trips using canoes or kayaks.