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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


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