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    Keeping Scouts safe and keeping Scouting leaders up to date with current information and methods means some of the BSA's training courses need to be retaken every couple of years.

    Below is a list of courses and how often they should be retaken to be valid:

    Youth Protection Every two years
    National Camping School Good for five camping seasons
    Safe Swim Defense Every two years
    Paddle Craft Safety Every three years
    Aquatics Supervision Every three years
    Swimming and Water Rescue Every three years
    BSA Lifeguard Every three years
    Visitation Training Every two years
    Climbing Lead Instructor Every two years
    Climbing Instructor Every two years
    COPE/Climbing Inspector Every two years
    Safety Afloat Every two years
    Chain Saw Safety Every two years
    Trainer's EDGE Every three years
    Hazardous Weather Every two years
    Physical Wellness Every two years
    Climb On Safely Every two years
    Trek Safely Every two years