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Top 10 Reasons To Attend University of Scouting

December 20, 2018

University of Scouting
Saturday, January 26 | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
SIU Edwardsville | 1 Hairpin Dr, Edwardsville, IL 62025

Click here to view course descriptions and course times.

Our largest training event of the year is almost here! University of Scouting is a day-long event that offers the widest variety of training opportunities, in all program areas, all in one place! Here you will find just about everything to do with Scouting whether you are a Scout, leader, commissioner, or parent.

Training is important whether you’re just starting out in the Scouting program or you have been reciting the Scout Oath and Law for over a decade. Still not convinced? Here are the top 10 reasons why you should attend Scouting U:

  1. There are literally dozens of different courses to choose from, and that doesn’t include the merit badge classes. We promise, there is something for everyone no matter your tenure or position in Scouting.
  2. Scouts can attend too! University of Scouting offers dozens of merit badge classes for Boy Scouts.
  3. Training isn’t just useful in the Scouting program, but it can be applied in your personal life as well. In the EDGE course, participants learn how to teach any skill to any person using the EDGE method and communication. Or attend First Aid and learn how to respond to your family or others in times of need.
  4. Courses are taught by volunteers with proven success in each topic. Learn from the best!
  5. Network with other Scouters and share best practices.
  6. Take up to six different courses in ONE day! An efficient and effective use of your time.
  7. It’s inexpensive. University of Scouting is only $20 if registered before January 20.
  8. Learn more about popular STEM programs and NOVA awards.
  9. A huge midway will be set up where local companies and organizations show off their upcoming Scout opportunities.
  10. It’s fun!

Prices go up Jan. 20 so be sure to register now!