What is University of Scouting?
It is a wonderful training opportunity for the entire Scouting community! We offer classes in a variety of topics for Scouts and leaders.
What kind of classes are offered?
Just about anything to do with Scouting! Whether you are a Scout, leader, commissioner or in Special Needs, you will find what you need! Just to give you a general idea of what University of Scouting has to offer, here are a just a few sessions you can attend:
- Understanding Learning – How Do People Learn? -- In order to be an effective trainer, you must first understand how people learn! There are several different learning styles, and this will help you identify which is the right style for the right person.
- Unit Commissioner Basic Training -- This is your first step as a new unit commissioner. Here you will learn the responsibilities of this position and how to accomplish those tasks.
- Red Cross First Aid Training – 2-hour course with prerequisites -- You never know when someone is in need! You will learn the basics of First Aid and CPR such as rescue breathing, soft tissue injuries and broken bones.
- Character Development -- As a leader, you will learn how Cub Scouting is designed to help develop good character and positive attitudes in our youth. This session also discusses the 12 core values.
- Add “Sizzle” to Your Unit Program -- If your troop is bored with the same program year after year, you can spice things up with these tips for incorporating new and exciting events and activities!
- You Don’t Have to Be the SPL to Lead -- This is for Scouts and leaders! Learn the basic principles of servant leadership with a toolbox of resources and skills that will help you lead!
- BSA High Adventure – Philmont, Northern Tier and others -- Learn about these great programs, registration procedures and preparation for participation, as well as other awesome high-adventure opportunities!
- Venturing Leadership Skills Course -- This all-day course teaches Venturers leadership skills through hands-on activities, A/V presentations and, most importantly, through peer instruction.
- Special Needs Overview -- Every unit has at least one Scout with Special Needs, which includes autism, attention deficit disorder, Asperger's Syndrome, asthma, diabetes, hearing or visual impairment and many others. Learn about the tools available to you when dealing with these issues.
- Basic Computer Skills for Scouters -- Electronic records and files are common forms of media. This entry-level course reviews basic computer hardware and software.
Contact the Training Department at 314-361-0600 or 800-392-0895 for more information.