University of Scouting

WHEN: Saturday, January 20, 2024 (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)

Check-in: 8:30 AM

Opening: 9:00 AM

Classes Begin: 9:30 AM

Closing: 4:30 PM

WHERELaurel Ridge Community College (173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA 22645)

  • Registration Opens: December 26, 2023
  • Registration Closes: January 17, 2024 (11:59 PM)

COST: $10 per Adult / $10 per Youth

*While this is an adult leadership training event, some classes may relate to youth. Certain classes will be made available to youth 14 and older. Any youth attending must have a parent onsite for the duration.

Bring your lunch or visit one of the local restaurants.

We are planning for 75-minute classes with two classes in the morning session and two classes in the afternoon session. Each participant may take four classes.

Training to Better Serve Our Scouts

University of Scouting is a great opportunity for fun and fellowship with other Scouters. Any registered Scouter, parent, or interested adult may attend the University of Scouting.

List of University of Scouting Classes

University of Scouting January 18, 2025

  • Registration Opens: October 20, 2024
  • Early Bird Ends: December 4, 2024
  • Late Fee Begins: December 19, 2024
  • Registration Closes: January 4, 2025 - No Walk In's


Session 1 (9:30 - 10:55 a.m.) Session 2 (11:00 - 12:25 p.m.) Session 3 (1:30 - 2:55 p.m.) Session 4 (3:00 - 4:30 p.m.)
New to Scouting Cub Camping Unit Annual Program Planning & Budgeting Unit Fundraising/Scouts Earning Their Way
Arrow of Light to Scout Transition The Unit Committee Youth Recruitment Sizzling Ceremonies
Troop Organization The Patrol Method Challenges with Youth in Scouting Working w/ 1st Year Scouts
Order of the Arrow & Your Unit Scouts BSA Advancement & Awards Intro to Hammock Camping Boards of Review for Scouts BSA
Backpacking Food/Trail Food Trail to Eagle/SAC Eagle Process Trail to Eagle/SAC Eagle Process Den Chief
The Great Outdoors / Outdoor Ethics Guide Unit Commissioners (What is a Unit Commissioner) Troop Retention Using Venturing Venturing Award
Know more Knots Backpacking Gear (Ultra Light) Scout Book/My.Scouting Program & Training Updates
The District Committee Part 1 (2 Sessions Long) The District Committee Part 2 (2 Sessions Long) Scouting & Special Needs Advancement & Special Needs
N/A Advanced Knots & Lashings Fire building Scat & Wildlife Identification

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