Every Scout deserves a trained leader. Scouting U is the premier training event hosted by the Dan Beard Council and is one of the easiest ways for adult volunteers to achieve this goal. The day provides ideas and resources in areas to benefit your Pack, Troop, Team or Crew. Scouting U is offered once a year to assist all Scout volunteers in their Scouting positions.

This December, the Dan Beard Council is excited to announce the introduction of a virtual Scouting U. Check out the available virtual offerings that will be offering from Pack-level to Scouting Enrichment to College of Commissioner Science (brand new this year!). Additional courses will be added frequently, so visit this page for updates.

In this virtual Scouting U, participants will:

  • Obtain the knowledge and experience from up to 6 classes throughout the event
  • Interact with an instructor virtually
  • Utilize presentations to learn new materials

The cost for the entire day of training is $10!

Scouting U 2020
Listings Now Available!

Interested in teaching a course next year in 2021? Please contact dbc.scoutingu@gmail.com.

All Scouters, Scouts, volunteers, families and friends of the Dan Beard Council, BSA are invited to lunch and dinner at Frisch’s Big Boy on their lunchbreak or after their virtual Scouting U courses on Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 1pm to Close (dine-in, carry-out & drive-thru only at select locations) to support local Scouting! Click here for exact locations and the flyer!

*Valid at select locations on Saturday, December 5, 2020 only from 1pm until close for dine-in, carry-out or drive-thru only.




Individuals or groups that cancel a program reservation 30 days prior to the date of the event, will receive a refund of fees paid, less 15% administrative charge. No refunds will be made after the 30-day cancellation deadline. 


All Adult Volunteers. This includes Cub Scout Leaders and Parents, Scouts BSA 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, Scouts BSA and Venture youth leadership.)

You will take as many classes as you like, provided they fit into your schedule! Each of these experiences will help prepare you to provide a quality program for our youth.

You’ll be able to schedule your own day by using the Course Schedule. Check out the list of courses. There are Courses in Position Specific Training, Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, Venturing Activities, Scout Skills and Overall Scout Enrichment. Pick courses that you are interested in, pick courses that will help your unit. Be careful, some courses are more than one session long. Then register online.

There are classes offered in each program area for someone in Scouting wanting additional knowledge in their program area. Plus, numerous classes offered in the Scouting Enrichment and Scouting Skills areas. These areas contain classes that could be of a specific interest to someone in any program area.

All of the sessions are included in your registration, but no, you do not have to attend all of the sessions.  Pick and choose the classes and times that best meet your schedule if you need to leave early or arrive late.  Please do keep in mind that some classes require you to be there for multiple sessions to complete the certified training.


Questions about Scouting U? Please contact Michelle Byrne, Program Administrator, at (513) 577-7686 or michelle.byrne@scouting.org