University of Scouting

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.

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, this is not Boy Scout 101: Your advancement chair will find information on Internet advancement, Trail to Eagle, and ideas for service projects. Camping chairs will get “where to go,” backpacking, snow camping, and hints on the latest gear and gadgets to make camping fun.

UoS offers hundreds of classes for registered leaders and interested parents, from Cub Scouts to Venturing. (We even have some classes that may be of interest to Boy Scouts, and our Venturing team conducts special youth training, too). Come hear about the requirement changes in the Cub Scout and Venturing programs for 2015.

Click here for the 2014 UoS compilation of handouts (not fully complete but a good sample).

Registration starts December 20, 2014.

Remember, save the date: March 7, 2015, at Santa Clara High School, 3000 Benton St, Santa Clara, CA 95051.