University of Scouting

2018 University of Scouting is Saturday, November 3rd!

2018 Midway
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Mt. Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St.
Gresham, OR 97030

What is University of Scouting? 

University of Scouting is designed for all adult leaders in the Boy Scouts of America regardless of function or program area. It is an event packed with fun, ideas, and fellowship. You choose the sessions you wish to take. Sessions are led by experienced volunteers who will help you enhance your ability to deliver a fun and exciting program to the scouts.

What kind of classes are offered? 

Just about anything to do with Scouting! Whether you are a new or veteran Scout Leader, or a Parent, you will find what you need! Just to give you a general idea of what University of Scouting has to offer, here are just a few sessions you can attend. 

Basic Training Offered 

Chartered Organization Representative (One session)

Cub Scout Basic Leader Training (Two sessions)

Merit Badge Counselor Training (One session)

Scoutmaster Basic Training (Four sessions - you will break for lunch, no need to select lunch when registering).

Below are just a few of the over 100 classes offered!

Cub Scout Adventures Courses - Tiger Adventures, Wolf Adventures, Bear Adventures, Webelos Adventures, and Arrow of Light Adventures will give you great ideas!

Internet Advancement for Cub Scouters and Boy Scouters (separate classes) - Internet Advancement allows you to enter youth advancements and awards directly and immediately to the BSA system. Come learn how to utilize this program to track records in your Unit successfully.

Advancement and Scouts with Disabilities or Special Needs - Learn National's policies on advancing a Scout who may need changes to the standard advancement requirements. Where and when to get assistance for your unit and leaders for meeting such a challenge. You cannot do it alone!

Friends of Scouting: Why Should I Care?
The Friends of Scouting (F.O.S.) program allows families and community members to support Scouting in our Council. This class will help you understand the F.O.S. program, why it is important, and answer any questions you may have.

Retaining the Older Scouts in your Troop
Once scouts reach mid-teens many lose interest, miss meetings, and outings, and too often drop out. This class will explore why this is the case and ways to keep the older scouts engaged and wanting to continue to come to meetings and troop activities.

Dutch Oven Cooking (Basic and/or Advanced offered) - Get recipes, resources, and even sample some cooking!

Additional classes include:
Disaster Preparedness
Effective Use of Tentaroo
HAM Radio and Scouting - Hands on with STEM: Advanced Topics Discussion
Online Registration for Dummies
ScoutBook & Internet Advancement
Sea Scouts: What's It All About?
How to be an Amazing Pack Advancement Chair
Leave No Trace & Outdoor Code Principals for Cub Scouts
How to be an Amazing Troop Advancement Chair
How to be a Leader in a Scout-Let Unit
Recruiting & Retaining Older Youth
Staying in Scouting in College


Bring your Scout to the College of Youth Leadership!

The College of Youth Leadership (CYL) is a leadership training put on by Wauna La-Mon’tay Lodge. CYL is open to any Boy Scout 11+, Venturer, or Sea Scout who wants to come – Arrowman or otherwise. CYL isn’t just for experienced scouts – any scout, regardless of leadership experience or ability, is welcome. At CYL, leadership skills are taught in a hands-on environment through games and interactive classes. 


What is the Schedule? 

Check-In: 7:30AM - 8:15AM
Opening Ceremony: 8:30AM
Classes (5 plus lunch) 9:00AM - 3:50PM
Closing Ceremony: 4:00PM

Important Notes

*Please make sure to schedule your lunch in Session 3 or 4 while choosing your classes. There will be a lunch option in the class list.

*Classes that are full will not be available to select. Please contact Carrie Hutchcraft using the contact information on the right to see if there may be more availability.

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File Name Description
2017 University of Scouting Course Catalog.pdf Includes Schedule At-a-Glance Download
Schedule At-a-Glance Schedule by itself. Download