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University of Scouting

January 26-27, 2022 – Virtual Program
January 29th In-Person at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville

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2022 Course Catalog

University of Scouting is a training event that offers the widest variety of training opportunities in all program areas, all in one place! You will find just about anything to do with Scouting at University of Scouting, whether you are a Scout, leader, commissioner, or parent! And be sure to visit the midway where local companies and organizations show off their upcoming opportunities. Courses will include some of your favorites from years past, merit badges, and some fantastic new content. Classes will be offered over two evenings on January 26th and 27th virtually and January 29th in-person at SIUE.

Here is just a sample of classes you will find at University of Scouting:

  • Unit Commissioner Basic Training — This is your first step as a new unit commissioner. Learn the responsibilities of this position and how to accomplish those tasks.
  • ECSI First Aid Training – Learn the basics of First Aid and CPR, such as rescue breathing, soft tissue injuries, and broken bones. Choose from the morning session or afternoon session.
  • Hazardous Weather Training — This course teaches you how to manage weather in the outdoors.  All Unit Leaders are required to complete this training every two years.  Get caught up at UoS.
  • Add “Sizzle” to Your Unit Program — If your troop is bored with the same program year after year, spice things up with these tips for incorporating new and exciting events and activities!
  • BSA High Adventure – Philmont, Northern Tier, and others. Learn about these great programs, registration procedures and preparation for participation, as well as other incredible high-adventure opportunities!
  • Special Needs Overview — Every unit has at least one Scout with Special Needs, including autism, attention deficit disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, asthma, diabetes, hearing or visual impairment, and many others. Learn about the tools available to you when dealing with these challenges.

We Need Your Help!

We are looking for qualified Merit Badge Counselors to help lead Merit Badge Classes for our Scouts.
Check out the Recruitment Info and FAQ flyers for more information.

FAQs for MBCs at University of Scouting | MBC Recruitment Information


Blue Cards

How Scouts Will Print Their Blue Cards

Please note, digital blue cards will be available approximately 1 week after the event.