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January 28, 2023 – In-Person Program with Virtual Dates of January 16th, 18th, and 19th!

Next date to be announced soon

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! Courses will include some of your favorites from years past, merit badges, and some fantastic new content. Some courses will be available in advance of the in person event through virtual dates and will be zoom encounters! Registration covers both the in person event on January 28th and the virtual courses that are available the week before.

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

  • Merit Badges — Over 40 different merit badges are available in a mix of zoom and face-to-face formats!
  • Hazardous Weather Training — This course teaches you how to manage weather outdoors. All Unit Leaders are required to complete this training every two years. Get caught up at UofS.
  • Position-Specific Training – Are you a Den Leader, Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Committee Chair? We have training for your position!
  • 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.

2023 Course Catalog Here 

Blue Cards

How Scouts Will Print Their Blue Cards

Please note, digital blue cards will be available by February 14th, 2023.


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