By Utah National Parks Council
Jan 14, 2019

Only One Week Away! Get Educated at University of Scouting 2019

Get Educated at the University of Scouting coming up Feb. 23, 2109, from 8 am – 4 pm.

Register at utahscouts.org/uos.

Click on this image for a downloadable and shareable version of the flyer.

The University of Scouting is an annual training event for Cub Scout, Boy Scout (soon to be Scouts BSA), and Venturing leaders. This one-day training conference is for leaders from the entire council and takes place in a festive atmosphere. Classes are taught by experienced volunteers who share not just their knowledge, but their passion for their subject.

The University of Scouting is a one-day “convention.” Each leader no matter what position is invited to this learning extravaganza. Often, a leader can choose up to three mornings and three afternoon sessions. Some classes may take two sessions, and others are all day. 

Sessions cover many topics across seven different colleges including helps for new leaders, outdoor skills, advancement, creative activities, great ceremonies, Wood Badge, NYLT, dutch oven cooking, building youth leaders, administration, and much, much more. It’s a time for experienced, new, and prospective leaders to share ideas and see what other troops, teams, crews, and packs are doing. With more than 110 classes to choose from, University of Scouting has something for everyone — and a wonderful day well spent. Plan now to attend and bring your friends! Who can go?

Any Scouting leader, parent, ward or stake leader is invited.

Special Keynote Speaker

Martin FreyThis year, we are pleased and excited to announce that the University of Scouting keynote speaker will be Martin Frey, a successful business leader, tech investor, and an accomplished mountaineer and sailor. In April 2016, he set a Guinness World Record when he became the only person to successfully climb the world’s Seven Summits and sail the Seven Seas. Learn more about Martin and his achievements HERE or by attending the University of Scouting!

What does it cost?

The whole day of learning and fun is only $10! (additional fees for some classes like CPR certification, etc.  may apply). A delicious catered lunch is available at a nominal cost of $6. 

Early Bird cost is $10, $15 after Oct. 23, and $20 at the door. You may also pre-register for a $6 lunch.

The University of Scouting is a fun-filled day of Scouting and learning. Participants can choose up to seven classes from the course catalog which can apply to earning Scouting degrees. Each session is led by experienced Scouters selected for their knowledge, enthusiasm, and great presentation skills.

Why Attend?

It’s easy to get caught up in work and school, to treat church callings as last minute runs, especially during the last year of church-sponsored Scouting. But, the time we put in, others get out.

Don’t hurt the youth you’re trying to serve.

Training matters. Education is empowering. There’s a reason why college is so expensive. Luckily, the University of Scouting is not expensive at all. It’s $10. Other opportunities to learn in Scouting cost similar prices. This is the minute cost of educated training. 

Always remember, the cost of true education is minute compared to what it can bring. As President Hinkley stated, “Get all the training you can.” $10 is worth saving a child’s soul. 

We hope to see you there! 

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