University of Scouting

University of Scouting is a supplemental training opportunity for all adult Scout leaders with a few leadership courses aimed toward youth leaders in Troops and/or Crews. It is the only time during the year where you can find, all in one place, the widest variety of supplemental training opportunities for the different Boy Scouts of America program areas. Whether you are new to the program or a veteran of many years, this University provides interesting courses in Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing, Leadership Training for Adults & Youth, and General Studies courses applicable across all the Scouting programs.  Parents are welcomed to attend and learn a new skills or expand their knowledge!

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018
Location: Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)  Lowenthal Road entrance, Rochester, NY 14623. 
Building #50: Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) on RIT's NTID zone.
Parking: Lot L
Registration: $15 per person by 9:00 AM February 15, 2018.
Walk Ins:  $20 per person after 9:00 AM February 15, 2018 up to the event.
For Walk Ins, courses/ trainings offerings are based on pre-registrations.

Food Court: Food can be purchased at The Commons in the Center of Student Development (CSD) - bldg #55 which is connected to LBJ.  For your ease, they take credit/debit cards and cash.

Registration Opens January 1, 2018 ---Unfortunately there is a delay as we are looking to improve our website provider.  Registration has been delayed as we set up the new site.  Thank you in advance for your patience, we are working hard to get things up as quickly as possible.  Updates will be found here (this page), Roundtables and weekly Current e-blasts.

Schedule of Events:

  • 7:30 A.M. - Registration Begins
  • 8:00 A.M. - Trainings Begin
  • 9:00 A.M. - Courses Begin
  • 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. - Lunch Hour - Participants decide their lunch hour based on their course selections.
  • 4:30 P.M. – University of Scouting Ends

University of Scouting Colleges (Areas of Concentration):

  • College of Cub Scouting provides a wide variety of courses from pack administration to planning for an outdoor program.
  • College of Boy Scouting provides an exciting variety of troop, patrol and outdoor planning supplemental courses to help manage the challenges of a great troop experience.
  • College of Venturing is an interesting combination of courses for those who are wish to learn more about Scouting’s “senior” level program.
  • College of General Studies offers many elective courses that cut across all the program areas. Just about everything from tips, skill learning and practice to using technology can be found here to help build your confidence as a leader or scout parent.
  • College of Youth Leadership offers a variety of courses to help youth leaders/scouts, ages 12 and up, develop their leadership, scouting skills or knowledge in a wide range of topics.

Change for this year -- Since most BSA basic leader training courses are offered online, they will not be offered at University of Scouting this year.  Scouters needing help with online courses have an opportunity to utilize computers during our event to take their needed online courses with experienced Scouters available to assist them as needed.  This allows many Scouters the opportunity to focus on supplemental information  and skills that will help them build confidence and knowledge to bring back to their leadership roles and help their units while building lasting connections and networking with fellow Scouters.

Online Registration Concerns: If you can't find your solution in the "Registration Help" in the side bar above, please feel free to email us at  and someone will be along quickly to help you!

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