Saturday, April 20, 2024
Allendale Middle School
Allendale, MI

The University of Scouting is an adult leader’s learning adventure! It is an action-packed, fun-filled single day of supplemental training where you choose the sessions you wish to take. Sessions are led by experienced volunteers and professionals who will help you enhance your ability to deliver a fun and exciting program to your Scouts.

Cub Scout leaders can pick up tips, hints, and fun suggestions which will help their dens, the pack, and most importantly their own Scouts. Explore new cooking ideas, learn to tie knots, or even have some magical experiences during your meetings.

  • Annual Pack Program Planning
  • Cool Cub Scout Ceremonies
  • Recruiting & Retaining Volunteers
  • Cold Weather Activities
  • How to Conduct a Pinewood Derby
  • New to Cub Scouting?
  • Plus More…

Scouts BSA leaders can learn about any of BSA’s high-adventure bases (including The Summit) or receive some pointers on “Meaningful Scoutmaster Conferences” or learn more from a variety of topics.

  • Troop Program Planning
  • Successful Patrol Leader Councils
  • Starting a New Scouts BSA Troop
  • Get Cooking!
  • Knots – Basic
  • Making the Most of Summer Camp
  • Plus More…

Spend time on Sea Scout-specific topics and learn more about this program designed for older youth members.

  • Introduction to Sea Scouting
  • Sea Scout Leader Basic Training
  • Navigation Basics
  • Marlinspike (Nautical Knots)

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. See how you can become part of this exciting program and how incorporating STEM can enhance your unit’s program!

  • Integrating STEM Into Your Pack
  • STEM Nova Counselor Training
  • Integrating STEM Into Your Troop
  • SuperNova Mentor Training

Leaders and parents can take other general studies topics which span a variety of Scouting Programs.

  • Funding your Scouting Year
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Recognizing and Thanking Adults
  • Scouting’s Special Awards
  • Serving Scouts with Special Needs
  • Woodcarving Basic
  • Plus More…

Scouts BSA, Venturers and Sea Scouts can now take courses specifically for them!

  • ILST
  • Plus More…