Fall 2019 University of Scouting a Success!

Over 575 Scouts, Scouting volunteers and Scouting partners from around the council participated in the Fall University of Scouting held at Saint Paul College on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The opening ceremony kicked off the day with a brief 100 year history of the University of Scouting and opening remarks from Scout Executive John Andrews. There was training for everyone including Leader Specific Training for Cub, Scouts BSA, and Venturing Leaders. Many additional classes on topics important to Scouts, Scout Leaders, and parents were held; ScoutBook, CPR, outdoor cooking, STEM, Friends of Scouting, disability awareness, youth recruiting, and many more. The Youth Leadership College's Patrol Leader Academy, Senior Patrol Leader Academy, and Communication Merit Badge were definitely a highlight for youth attending the event. At the end of the day, Scouts, Venturers, and Scout Leaders left the event energized and equipped with new skills and resources to deliver the best Scouting program possible to our communities.

Special thanks to Saint Paul College, and Scouting Volunteer and Saint Paul College Staff Member Jennifer Huston for being such amazing hosts for this event. Special thanks to our Chancellor Lauren Johnson-Naumann and our University of Scouting Committee - Faith Anderson, Liesl Bell-Fleming, Dina Boie, Bob Elliott, Jim Foster, David Hart, Laurie Johnson, Blake Krehely, Deb Lerdon, Matt Markham, Brian Reiners, Cheryl Reiners, and Larry Sachi. Finally, a very special thank you to all who volunteered to share their expertise by teaching classes for making this event possible!

The 2020 Spring University of Scouting will be held on Saturday, April 18.

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