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 2019 Summer Camp season.

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.

Leader Specific Training and Troop Committee Challente

Tuesday (10 AM - 12:45PM) 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 Scouts BSA Troops. It is part of the BSA's required Basic Training for Scouts BSA Adult Leaders along with Youth Protection Training, Hazardous Weather Training, and IOLS Committee Functions and duties will be explored. Credit for both courses will be given to participants. Committee members are not required to take IOLS but it is recommended.

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)                   

Monday (10 AM - Noon, 2 PM-5 PM) & Wednesday (9 AM - 5 PM) at Hemlock Field, just south of Showerhouse #2

$10 per participant (Register online before camp)

Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the outdoors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. Along with Scoutmaster Specific this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Scouts BSA Troops in order to be considered “trained”.

Red Cross CPR/AED/ First Aid

Tuesday (2 PM - Dinner) 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) and Firse Aid for two years.

Wilderness First Aid Red Cross(weeks 1-5 ONLY)

Planning a trip to the back country where a 911 call cannot get through, or where rescue may be hours away? Going to Philmont, Northern Tier, or Sea Base? Hiking the Appalachian Trail with your Troop or Crew? You might find yourself in a situation requiring not only first aid, but also care until evacuation or rescue.   Take your standard first aid skills to a higher level.  Woodruff Scout Camp provides the opportunity for this training.

This is a course developed by the American Red Cross (ARC) and is taught by scout leaders who are certified ARC instructors. Participants, who complete all course requirements, receive a two-year ARC certification. The course requires that all participants complete 16 hours of training that include classroom and outdoor sessions and be CPR certified.  Some homework will also be required which can be completed during down time at camp.  This course is open to all adult leaders.

Requirements:

  • Participants must attend all sessions as described for the entire time  
  • All participants must hold current adult CPR/AED certification.* 
  • All participants must have their own email address.  If you have any other type of certification with the American Red Cross, it is suggested you use that email address for this course.  The ARC uses the email as a unique identifier.

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (9:00am – 12:30) at the Cabin I  - across the bridge from the Nature Lodge and Tuesday (2pm to 5pm) at Cabin I

$75 Fee includes course materials (Register online before camp)

Notes:

The Atlanta Area Council accepts only CPR/AED certificates from the American Red Cross (ARC) or the American Heart Association (AHA). Online courses do not qualify, you must attend and pass a live session for Adult CPR/AED. 

*If you do not have a valid CPR certificate at the time of the class, you may register for the adult CPR class to be held at Woodruff Camp.  See description above.

Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM) at the Camp HQ Training Room

$65 per participant (Register online before camp)

Participants in the BSA Lifeguard Course must attend this class. Certification is good for 2 years. Youth registered for BSA Lifeguard are not required to pay the additional fee.

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). Youth are not required to pay the additional fee for CPro.

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

Participants are able to take an afternoon off to attend a river trip with their unit. Please contact the Camp Admin to schedule the river time.

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.