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University of Scouting


29 FEBRUARY 2020

Hayfield Secondary School

7630 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA

Online registration will open in early January 2020!!!

Purpose of University of Scouting

University of Scouting is a supplemental training opportunity offering over 200 courses for adult Scout leaders in all program areas (Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouting, and District Operations). There is a Scouting Museum and a Midway with more than 50 displays. Whether you are new to Scouting or a veteran the University of Scouting has something for everyone.

The College of Cub Scouting provides courses ranging from pack administration to planning for an outdoor program.

The College of Scouts, BSA provides an exciting variety of troop, patrol and outdoor planning supplemental courses to help manage the challenges of a great troop experience.

The College of Adventure Scouting offers courses for those wanting to learn more about Scouting’s “senior” level programs and the challenges of an active high adventure experience.

The College of Elective Programs offers many “general studies courses” that cut across all the program areas. Just about everything from diversity and special needs to using technology can be found in the Elective Programs. STEM Scouts will be covered as a subprogram (ELC500 classes) within the Electives College

The College of District Operations provides training to district committee members and scouters with an interest how the district works. While no degree is conferred, those who take the required three courses are awarded the BSA District Scouter Training Certificate and “Trained” patch.

Also offered as Standalone Courses are Introduction to Leadership Skills in the Crew and Ship, for Youth and for Adults (separate courses). Note these are all day classes and do not meet any degree requirements in any College.