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, Ship, Team or Crew. Scouting U is offered once a year to assist all Scout volunteers in their Scouting positions.

The cost for the entire day of training is $20 until November 1, 2023. The cost is $30 for walk-in registration.

The Scouting U course list and additional information will be posted in September. 


Saturday, November 11, 2023


Heidt Center of Excellence

4550 Red Bank Expressway, Cincinnati, OH 45227

Interested in teaching a course this year? Please click the button and complete the survey or contact

Silver Beaver Class of 2021 Award Luncheon

The Dan Beard Council will recognize it’s Silver Beaver Award recipients (Class of 2021) at the luncheon held during Scouting University. Please join us in honoring our Silver Beaver recipients at this year’s luncheon at Saint Ursula Academy on December 3, 2022. Lunch is at 11:30 am.

Silver Beavers and 1 guest are no charge, but they must register ahead in order to have an accurate count for lunch. Additional guests may register for lunch for $15 per person.



The Scouting U course schedule will be uploaded soon. Check back for updates!


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 20% 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 Director, at (513) 577-7686 or