University of Scouting Spring 2020 – Saturday, April 18 @ St Paul College

2020 Spring University of Scouting

The University of Scouting is a fun-filled, hands-on opportunity to network and learn with over 500 Scouters. This one-day supplemental training event was created for all Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scout leaders, plus Scouts BSA, Venturing, or Sea Scout youth regardless of experience. The University of Scouting takes place on a Saturday in April and October. Be the best leader you can be – attend the next University of Scouting!

University of Scouting Registration


Choose from over 100 courses with an emphasis on programs, skills, and resources to deliver high quality opportunities to the Scouting youth. New leader and position specific training is offered, making this a great way to get all your leaders trained. A vendor midway offers lots of exciting program resources, materials, and ideas for you to browse. The Scout Shop will also have a store open at the event.


  • Three colleges are devoted to the major Scouting programs – Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and Venturing.
  • The General College offers classes of interest to Scouters across all programs.
  • The Youth Leadership College (YLC) offers classes for youth who are interested in expanding their leadership skills.
  • New Adult Leaders who need to take position specific training.
  • Position Trained Adult Leaders who want to improve their Scouting knowledge and skills.
  • Scouts BSA and Venturing Youth who want to improve their Scouting and Leadership Skills.


WHAT:Spring 2020 University of Scouting!

  • Choose from over 120 courses in the Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, Venturing, General, and Youth Leadership Colleges.
  • Midway with lots of info to improve your Scouting program.
  • Scout Shop
  • Blood Drive by Memorial Blood Centers (Do A Good Turn Donate!)


WHERE:St Paul College, St Paul, MN                                                         Parking IN THE LOT/GARAGE is free for this event.
WHEN:Saturday, April 18, 2020

  • Check in opens at 7:30 AM
  • Opening Ceremony starts at 8:15 AM
  • First Class Period starts at 9:00 AM
  • Last Class Period ends at 3:50 PM
  • No closing ceremony.


HOW:How do I get more info and register?


NOTE:  Some courses are joint classes with both adults and youth participating together. Those classes will be labeled JOINT ADULT/YOUTH.  Joint classes are offered in the Scouts BSA, General, and Venturing Colleges.  Scouts BSA youth only classes are still listed in the Youth Leadership College.

Remember, Adults may take courses from any college except the Youth Leadership College regardless of how are you are registered with the BSA.  Don’t forget to look for classes in the other colleges!  Youth may take classes in the Youth Leadership College and some classes in the Scouts BSA, Venturing, and General Colleges. 

Please register for classes early as some fill up quickly.

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