University of Scouting


Thanks to everyone who attended this year.

Next University of Scouting  – 2020

What is the University of Scouting?

This training program is unlike any other training available to unit leaders throughout the year. Experienced leaders and trainers from across our council are offering more than 60 courses designed to provide you with knowledge of how Scouting works as well as give you true to life examples of how to make the program you provide our youth a positive life experience. You’ll know the fun and excitement of a day spent with hundreds of other Scouters as they share their enthusiasm for Scouting. The University of Scouting was formerly called the Program and Training Conference.

Who should attend?

University of Scouting is designed for all adult leaders in the Boy Scouts of America regardless of function or program area. We also have courses available for older, registered youth (with official permission slips). The course selection is varied so that regardless of unit position, you will gain something to take back and implement in your unit. It doesn’t matter if you’re a first year leader or a 50-year veteran, everyone is guaranteed to learn something new or gain a clearer understanding of the various aspects of the Scouting programs.

We also encourage interested parents to attend.  Gain information on what backpack is best for your Scout or what happens when your Scout goes from Webelos to a Troop.  Learn about Merit Badges or the path to Eagle.  Have a Scout with disabilities?  Take the Scouting with Disabilities course to learn about the resources to help all Scouts succeed.

University of Scouting FAQS

How do I register?

Click here to Register Online

Course Guides

Courses at a Glance

Course Catalog

New Registration System

In 2017 the University of Scouting implemented a new registration system.  If you have not registered for a Summer Camp Merit Badge course you will most likely need to create an individual registration account.

Once an individual account is created you will be able to add family members for child care, etc.

Tips for Using the Registration System

Who do I contact for more information?

Contact your district training chair for information on the next University of Scouting.

The University of Scouting is designed for YOU!