University of Scouting

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What is University of Scouting?

The University of Scouting (UoS) is a fun-filled, hands-on opportunity to network and learn with over 300 Scouters. This one-day supplemental training event was created for all Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scout leaders, plus Scouts BSA, Venturing, or Sea Scout youth regardless of experience. The University of Scouting takes place on a Saturday in April and October. Be the best leader you can be - attend the next University of Scouting!


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Choose from over 75 courses with an emphasis on programs, skills, and resources to deliver high quality opportunities to the Scouting youth. New leader and position specific training is offered, making this a great way to get all your leaders trained. A vendor midway offers lots of exciting program resources, materials, and ideas for you to browse. 


  • Three colleges are devoted to Scouting programs - Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and Venturing
  • The General College offers classes of interest to Scouters across all programs.
  • The Youth Leadership College (YLC) offers The Quest for Leadership Program introducing the fundamental elements of Leadership. There are also a seres of classes for youth who are interested in expanding their leadership skills.


Questions about the University of Scouting, have ideas for classes, or interested in teaching? Use the contact information below!

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University of Scouting Options

"Traditional" In-Person Classes

Our in-person University of Scouting is offered twice a year, typically at St. Paul College. It is a full day event that includes lunch.

University of Scouting Extension Classes

In-person training is not for everyone, nor is the date or location convenient for all. As part of our commitment to reach the widest possible audience, we are working to add a variety of learning methods to our toolkit. Check out the University of Scouting extension programs below:


Learn more about University of Scouting Extension Classes

Contact Us

Rachel Thiemann


Dave Arola

Training and Advancement Director