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University of Scouting – Virtual U 2020

Join us on Saturday, November 21st, for Virtual U 2020.  And now with a new lower registration fee!  Being held online from 8:30am to 4:00pm, the University of Scouting hosted by the New Birth of Freedom Council is open to all Scouters, Venturers, and older Scouts.  This virtual training event is packed full of supplemental trainings that any leader will find useful.  Over 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 a dozen new courses for 2020, and 14 courses that are open to Venturers and older Scouts, including 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, from any council!

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

Registration is now open, class sizes are limited and on a first come, first serve basis. Since we are virtual, councils from across the country have taken interest in attending the University of Scouting as they have canceled their courses.  Don’t miss out on this historic Virtual U – University of Scouting 2020.  For a detailed look at this year’s updated Course Catalog please see the link below.

2020 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 over 20 classes open to Venturers and older Scouts!  Sign up for Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops, Venturing’s Personal Safety Awareness course, and more!

List of Classes Open to Youth

Online registration at https://nbf.tentaroo.com will close at midnight Monday, November 16, 2020.  The per person registration fee includes attendance at six University of  Scouting courses, your patch, degree, and rocker.

• Students and others taking classes. Fee $20.
• Instructors and Staff taking classes. Fee $15.
• Instructors and Staff not taking classes. Fee $5.
• Youth taking classes offered to youth. Fee $10.

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.

After you register, the links for you to participate in the University of Scouting will be sent to you at a later time. Our instructors are working hard to adapt their presentations for you as we keep on Scouting in this unique year. Degrees, patches, and rockers will be mailed to you shortly after the event.

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.