University of Scouting
Each year, the council conducts a supplemental training course called the University of Scouting (UoS). On March 7, 2015 we celebrate 25 years of UoS, starting with registration at 8 AM, welcoming words at 8:45, and then a series of 55 minute sessions on special interest topics.
This year we also have a very special guest keynote speaker. William H. Paris Jr., better known as “Bubba” Paris, is a former tackle for the San Francisco 49ers, and a three-time Super Bowl Champion. He will provide insight and amusement, and will inspire you to be your best in Scouting and in all aspects of your life!
Come hear about the requirement changes in the Cub Scout and Venturing programs for 2015.
If you are a Cubmaster or work with Cub-aged youth, you’ll find suggestions on where to take the Cubs on field trips, how to conduct derbies (rocket, pinewood, regatta), magic to spice up meetings and ceremonies and a bunch more.
For Boy Scout leaders, refresh your knowledge of first aid, how to recruit new scouts, and retain older youth, and how make your campfires fun. Your advancement chair will find information on Conducting Boards of Review, Trail to Eagle, and ideas for Eagle projects. Camping chairs will get “where to go,” backpacking, snow camping, high adventure trip planning.
UoS offers hundreds of classes for registered leaders and interested parents, from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts to Venturing.
Join the fun Slide Swap this year. Make, find, and bring a collection of neckerchief slides to trade with other Scouters. Get creative “up-cycling” found materials!
Click here for the 2014 UoS compilation of handouts (not fully complete but a good sample).
Remember, save the date: March 7, 2015, at Santa Clara High School, 3000 Benton St, Santa Clara, CA 95051.