2023 University of Scouting

Join us for the University of Scouting on Saturday, January 21, 2023, from 8:15 am to 4:00 pm, at Lower Dauphin Middle School in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania.  Hosted by the New Birth of Freedom Council, it is open to all Scouters, Venturers, and older Scouts.  This training event is packed full of supplemental trainings that any leader will find useful.  50 courses will be offered this year and they range from recruiting Cub Scouts to trail cooking to high adventure bases, and everything in between.  We are offering over 15 courses that are open to Venturers and older Scouts, including Den Chief Training and Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops.  There are four colleges in the University of Scouting, offering classes for the newest den leader through the most seasoned district leader!

The colleges are:

  • The College of Cub Scouting
  • The College of Scouts BSA
  • The College of Adventure Scouting
  • The College of General Programs

Registration is now open, class sizes are limited and on a first come, first serve basis. Register early for the best choices for courses, and don’t miss out on the 2023 University of Scouting.  For a detailed look at this year’s updated Course Catalog please see the link below.

2023 University of Scouting Course Catalog

Some classes in the Colleges of Adventure Scouting, Scouts BSA, and General Programs are open to youth, as young as 11 years old.  The University of Scouting has 26 classes open to Venturers and older Scouts!  Sign up for Den Chief Training, Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops, Venturing’s Personal Safety Awareness course, and more!

List of Classes Open to Youth

Online registration will close at midnight Sunday, January 16, 2023. The per person registration fee includes attendance at six University of Scouting courses, a patch, morning refreshments, lunch, and certificate if earned.

  • Student attendees taking classes. Fee $30.00
  • Instructors and Staff taking classes. Fee $23.00
  • Instructors and Staff not taking classes. Fee $16.00
  • Youth taking classes offered to youth. Fee $16.00

Pre-registration is important – The anticipated attendance requires advance scheduling, and space is limited. To ensure the best possibility of attending your desired courses, early registration is essential. Some classes sell out.

For more information or questions please contact University of Scouting Provost Terry Fisher (inkman8@comcast.net) or Staff Advisor Roger Chatell (roger.chatell@scouting.org) at 717-620-4515.