About the University of Scouting

One of the Largest Training Events Anywhere

The University of Scouting is a fun-filled, hands-on opportunity to network and learn with over 500 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!

Five Colleges Provide Course Offerings

Choose from over 100 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. The Scout Shop will also have a store open at the event.


  • Three colleges are devoted to the major 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 classes for youth who are interested in expanding their leadership skills.

Questions and Ideas

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

Contact us

Rachel Thiemann


Dave Arola

Training and Advancement Director