University of Scouting

Have you ever wanted to learn more about a specific Scouting topic or skill? Be prepared to take your Scouting program to the next level! Each year, the council conducts a supplemental adult training event called the University of Scouting (UoS). Our event was postponed this year, but I am pleased to let you know that the wait is over! University of Scouting is back with a full week of more than 50 virtual classes to choose from! We are offering classes for adults for all levels of Scouting (Venturing Youth may attend the Venturing classes). 

Each year, the council conducts a supplemental adult training event called the University of Scouting (UoS). The schedule for the day goes like this: registration and refreshments start at 7:30 AM, opening flag ceremony and welcome at 8:30am, and then a series of six 50 minute sessions on special interest topics which run all day.

This year the event will be online and spread over a week to fit your schedule! Visit the calendar event to learn all about the courses offered over zoom and sign up for this FREE event to help enhance your Scouting skills!

We will also have a fantastic Midway (like a trade show for Scouters!), featuring Council groups from Training, BSA Camps, the Order of the Arrow, and many vendors who offer services and products that can add great value to your Scouting program.

Lunch and a patch are included with your registration.

Sample Representative Courses

General Ed topics include Watching the Night sky, Nurturing Nature, International Scouting, Accommodating Scouts who are Different, Introduction to Sea Scouts, and STEM for all levels of Scouts.

If you are a Cubmaster, Den Leader or work with Cub-Aged Youth, you’ll find suggestions on where to take your Cubs outdoors, fun ways to spice up meetings and ceremonies, Woodworking with Cubs, crafts, and much more.

For Scouts BSA leaders, we have ways for Helping Your Scouts Advance, and creating orienteering courses.  Your advancement chair will find information on Conducting Boards of Review, Advancement information for Scouts with disabilities, and how to review Eagle Projects. Camping chairs will get Lightweight Backpacking, Snow Camping, and High Adventure Trip Planning.

Our Venturing program continues to grow. We have Goal Setting and Time Management (for youth), Project Management (for youth), High Adventure Planning for Crews, and Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews(for youth). Bring your whole crew!

Den Leader
Den LeaderAttended in 2019
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The openness of the instructors. I am new to scouting, and they were really great at answering questions and giving useful advice I could take back to my den that week.
Committee Chair
Committee ChairAttended in 2019
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I've attended three years in a row. It is always well organized, well-staffed, and I enjoy the instruction, and also spending time with other Scouters and hearing other ideas from other adult leaders who are engaged in the BSA program.
ParentAttended in 2019
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The informal nature of the classes and lunchtime provided opportunities to learn from the burning questions and discussions with the instructor and other attendees. Everyone was so nice and open in sharing their experiences and tips.

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