What is The University of Scouting? The University of Scouting is an action packed, fun-filled day of supplemental Scout Leader training. It is offered once a year to provide knowledge, ideas, tools and resources which helps adult leaders, volunteers and Boy Scouts in their Scouting positions.
The theme this year is “Get Great”. Attending this program will improve your Scouting skills which will help you deliver a high quality program to the youth you serve. This is an opportunity for you to reach for Greatness in Scouting.
University of Scouting will include Den Chief Training, Cub Scout Basic Leader Training, Boy Scout Basic Leader Training, and Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops
Why attend The University of Scouting? The University of Scouting is the perfect opportunity to improve your leadership skills, increase your Scouting knowledge and learn more about important Scouting topics. The result is that you will be better prepared to deliver a high quality experience to the Scouts in your unit. Every Scout deserves a well-trained leader!
Another great benefit is meeting and learning from other Scout leaders who share your interest, challenges and passion for Scouting. Use your time between classes and at lunch for Scouter networking. Meet up with old friends and make new ones!
There will be six, one hour sessions. You can choose from15 different classes for each session. Classes are led by experienced volunteers and professionals who will help you deliver a fun, safe, interesting and exciting program to Scouts.
Who should attend The University of Scouting? All registered adult leaders, future adult leaders, unit committee members, volunteers and Scout parents. This includes Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing leaders, as well as unit, district and council volunteers.
Boy Scouts and Venturers ages 11 and up are welcome to attend. There are no courses in the schedule appropriate for Cub Scouts. Scout leaders and volunteers looking for the very best training and information sessions will find a variety of courses relevant to their current or future position in Scouting.
How much does it cost? Early bird registration until October 23 is $20.00. After October 23 the registration fee is $25.00. The registration fee for Boy Scouts, Venturers and instructors is $10.00. After the registration fee is paid online, individual classes must be scheduled.
What’s included in my registration fee? In addition to receiving a full day of fun, interesting class sessions, handouts, class materials and fellowship with hundreds of fellow Scouters, everyone will receive a hot lunch and a special commemorative 2015 Aloha Council University of Scouting patch.
What should I wear and bring? Wear your FULL Field (Class A) Uniform. Bring a pen and paper to take notes. Most importantly bring your desire to learn and your commitment to GET GREAT!