2025 University of Scouting

Join us for the University of Scouting on Saturday, March 22, 2025, from 8:00 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.  Over 80 courses will be offered this year, ranging from recruiting Cub Scouts to trail cooking to high adventure bases, and everything in between.  We are offering over 25 courses that are open to Venturers and older Scouts, including Den Chief Training and Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops.  There are five 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
  • The College of Commissioner Science

Not sure what courses are right for you in your role in Scouting? We are here to help!  Register for one of the tracks, and we will place you in the best courses for your role.  There are tracks for Den Leaders, Pack Committee, Cubmasters, Troop Committee, Troop Advancement, and Scoutmasters & Assistant Scoutmasters.  You will also complete your degree when you select two additional electives of your choosing.

Lunch is included, and we will also have a special lunchtime presenter this year at the University of Scouting!

Registration is now open, and 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 2025 University of Scouting.  Click the link below for last year’s Course Catalog.

2024 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.  Sign up for Den Chief Training, Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops, and much more!

List of Classes Open to Youth

Online registration will close at midnight Sunday, March 16, 2025. 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 $25
  • Instructors and Staff taking classes. Fee $20
  • Instructors and Staff not taking classes. Fee $15
  • Youth taking classes offered to youth. Fee $15

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.

  • 2025 University of Scouting Registration

For more information or questions please contact University of Scouting Provost Chuk Gutshall (chukcg81@spacemyte.com) or Staff Advisor Roger Chatell (roger.chatell@scouting.org) at 717-620-4515.