University of Scouting


Registration and Classes are Now Live - Click Here to Register Online Now!

Pre-registrants: To edit an existing registration click here |   Download the Registration Packet and Course Schedule/List

Save the Date:

Saturday, November 2, 2013
Located at: The Seven Hills School  |  5400 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH

Cost: $20 if registered prior to October 25, 2013

What is University of Scouting?

The University of Scouting is a one-day leader training program designed to provide ideas and resources in areas to benefit your Pack, Troop, Team or Crew.  The University of Scouting is offered once a year to assist ALL Scout volunteers in their Scouting positions.

We have been revising and changing the courses to be up with the times and needs of all our adult leaders whether in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity, or Venturing.  It’s a whole New Century of Scouting.  It’s time for new Ideas, new thoughts, and new courses.

All courses are open to all Scouters for you to choose from.  Come, learn, have fun, and meet other Scouters.  There will be a Midway of interesting booths to view when you are not in classes and pick up literature on Parks, activities, the Zoo, and interesting outings; and the Scout Shop will be there.

The registration fee will include lunch, your courses, the Midway, free parking (preferred parking for car pools) and GREAT camaraderie.

Even more exciting details to come!  Click Read More to see some additional details and be sure to check back soon for updates on course and a course schedule.

Who attends the University of Scouting?

All Adult Volunteers. This includes Cub Scout Leaders and Parents, Boy Scout Leaders, Venturing Leaders, Commissioners, District and Council Level Volunteers, all other Scout Volunteers as well as Scouting Professionals.  General courses are offered as well as courses for specific units and positions.  You do not have to be a registered Leader to participate. (Note special training has been set up for Den Chiefs, Boy Scouts and Venturers leadership training as noted below.)


What will I do at University of Scouting?

You will take as many classes as you like, provided they fit into your schedule!  Many classes are offered at multiple times throughout the day to allow participants flexibility with their schedules.  Also, a MIDWAY will be offered with many great ideas presented by outside sponsors.  Each of these experiences will help prepare you to provide a quality program for our youth.


How do I pick courses? (Plan out your schedule now using the downloadable registration packet with course schedule)

Check out the list of courses (available through the link on this page). There are Courses in Job Specific Training, Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity, Venturing Activities, Scout Skills and Overall Scout Enrichment. Pick courses that you are interested, pick courses that will help your unit. Don’t forget to pick a lunch period. If you do not pick a lunch period, no lunch will be ordered for you (except if your course bridges the C and D sessions). Use the registration packet to plan out your schedule. Be careful, some courses are more than one session long. Then register online.


Lunch will be provided if you include it in your schedule. Please be sure to select either the C Session or D Session during your registration.

Parking - Car-Pool

Parking is free but it is strongly encouraged that you car-pool to the University of Scouting. There is limited parking. You will receive a preferential parking place if you carpool.

What are the Dates?

This will be an all-day event on Saturday, November 2, 2013.



Den Chief Training is offered at the University of Scouting.

Non-adult Den Chiefs. Boy Scouts who serve as Den Chiefs are a key part of the leadership team for Cub Scouts and an important part of the pack. Den Chief training will include games, skits, songs, and how to support the Den Leader. Den Chiefs can attend by registering for the all-day Den Chief Training being offered, but they will have to stay with the Den Chief Training and will not be able to attend any other training offered that day. Confirm your participation with your Scoutmaster and then register using the link below. There is no registration for this course on the day of the event.

Den Chief Training Registration

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops and Crews

These are also Non-Adult courses. The purpose of the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops and Crews course is to teach youth with leadership positions about their new roles and how to most effectively reach success in that role. It is intended to help youth to understand their responsibilities and help to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities.

Introduction to Leadership Skills for TROOPS Registration

Introduction to Leadership Skills for CREWS Registration


Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014 01:36