University of Scouting


November 9, 2013 - Columbus State University


Click Here for On-Line Registration 

What is the University of Scouting?

The University of Scouting is a fun filled day for parents and leaders in Scouting. It is an action-packed supplemental training where you choose the sessions that 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 your scouts. Care was taken to make sure that sessions do not duplicate training found in basic leader training courses. Sessions are focused on ways to improve Scouting directly in your Pack or Troop.

The University of Scouting is divided into four separate "colleges".

General Studies College are sessions that relate to all Scouting programs.

Cub Scout College are sessions that focus on the Cub Scout program.

Boy Scout College are session that focus on the Boy Scout program.

College of Commissioner Science: Commissioner Basic Training.

You can choose any session in any college, however if you want to earn a Commissioner’s Degree you will need to register for either Basic Training, Bachelors, Master’s, or Doctorate program which takes up all six sessions.  Click Here for listing of Classes.

Date and Time

Saturday - November, 9 2013

Check In Begins at 8:00 a.m. EST / Opening Session at 8:45 a.m. EST last session ends at 4:00 p.m.

Tuition (Cost)

$20.00 by November 1st $30 after November 2nd and $40 walk in registration on November 9th

Tuition includes lunch, University of Scouting patch, and priceless knowledge.


Columbus State University is Proud to host the University of Scouting at the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Continuing Education Center in Columbus, GA.  Click here for a map .


Who should attend? Everyone! Parents and leaders who are involved in Scouting. Sessions have been designed to cover all levels from the new parent who just joined at school night to the most experienced Scoutmasters. We guarantee you will walk away with information you can take back to make your Scouting experience better in your Pack or Troop.

School Supplies

Bring a notebook and pencil so you can write down plenty of good ideas to bring back to your Pack or Troop. Most sessions are indoors in a formal classroom. If you are a Scout leader wear your uniform, if you are a parent or committee member wear your Pack or Troop T-shirt or other Scout shirt.