Northern Star Scouting - University of Scouting Spring 2024

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University of Scouting Spring 2024

Event Details
 

FOR LAST-MINUTE REGISTRATIONS AFTER 6 PM FRIDAY APRIL 19TH, YOU ARE WARMLY WELCOME TO REGISTER AT ST. PAUL COLLEGE AS A WALK-IN PARTICIPANT FROM 7:30 AM ON SATURDAY APRIL 20TH

WHO:

  • New Adult Leaders who want to receive training and orientation.
  • 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.
  • Parents and Guardians who are not in leadership positions. 

WHAT:

  • Choose from over 85 courses in the Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, Venturing, General, and Youth Leadership Colleges. We have 30 brand new courses!
  • Midway of information tables with lots of information to improve your Scouting program.

WHERE:

St Paul College, St Paul, MN.
PARKING IS FREE for this event!

NOTE:  Street parking is only for permit holders.  If you park on the street you will get a parking ticket for at least $51.00.

WHEN:

Saturday, April 20th, 2023

  • 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 2:50 PM
  • No closing ceremony.

HOW:

How do I Register? DOWNLOAD THE PDFs ON THE RIGHT

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, College of Venturing, or the College of Scouts BSA, if they are marked Joint Youth/Adult.

We recommend you register for classes early as some fill up quickly.

  • Class Catalog -  (Descriptions of all the classes)
  • Class Block/Grid schedule - Check out offerings in all the Colleges - There will be content relevant to you in each one.
  • Class Counts - (How many places remain in each class)
FOR NON-LEADERS
  • 2024 Cub Scout Program Changes
  • Advancement for Scouts with Special Needs/Disabilities, is it More than 'Do your Best' ?
  • Adapting/Building Your Skills – Working with Scout of all Abilities
  • Campfire Songs for Everyone
  • Community Field Trips and Resources for Your Unit
  • Cooking Alongside Cub Scouts
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Scouting Programs
  • Epic Adventures: Through-Hiking the Colorado Trail
  • Guide to Family Camping for Newbies
  • Helping Families of First Year Campers Feel Comfortable With Camp
  • Including Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth in Scouting
  • Indiana Jones and the Final Point
  • Individual Scout Advancement Plan (ISAP)
  • International Scouting Connections and High Adventures
  • Intro to Cub Scouting
  • Keep the Out in Scouting
  • Knots for Scouters
  • Learn About the Northern Star Campmaster Program
  • Leave No Trace & Outdoor Ethics Orientation
  • Lyme Disease - What You Need to Know
  • National High Adventures Opportunities (Including information about Swamp Base)
  • Project Management Skills for Life
  • Protecting the Mental Health of Yourself & Your Scouts
  • Resolving Conflict
  • Secrets of a Successful Backpacking Trip
  • SKIT Wits
  • Spill the Tea on ADHD
  • The Ultimate Guide to Cub Scouting at Northern Star Council
  • Unit Promotion & Social Media 
  • Wilderness Cooking Systems 
  • Wilderness Clothing Systems 
  • Working and Camping with Cub Scouts with Special Needs or Disabilities
NEW CONTENT

College of Cub Scouting

  • 2024 Cub Scout Program Changes
  • Campfire Songs for Everyone
  • Indiana Jones and the Final Point
  • Intro to Cub Scouting
  • SKIT Wits
  • Unit Promotion & Social Media
  • Working and Camping with Cub Scouts with Special Needs or Disabilities

College of Scouts BSA

  • 2024 changes to the Sustainability Merit Badge
  • Elevate Your Unit's Cooking Experience
  • First Year Camping - Helping you Feel Comfortable with Camp
  • Helping Families of First Year Campers Feel Comfortable With Camp 
  • Knots for Scouters
  • Next Level Backcountry Cooking (Boundary Waters Bound?)
  • Pathway to Eagle, all you Want to Know and More!
  • Trailers and Towing them

Joint Youth/Adult Classes in the BSA and Venturing Colleges

  • Epic Adventures: Through-Hiking the Colorado Trail
  • Lyme Disease - What You Need to Know
  • Secrets of a Successful Backpacking Trip
  • Wilderness Clothing Systems
  • Wilderness Cooking Systems

College of General Scouting

  • Adapting/Building Your Skills – Working with Scout of all Abilities
  • Building a Membership Pipeline for Recruiting through Community Engagement
  • Building Relationships with School Principals & Gatekeepers
  • Creating Successful Recruiting Strategies
  • Including Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth in Scouting
  • New Process for Unit Renewal and Individual Renewal/Registration System
  • Recruiting New Scouts Through Online Leads
  • Resolving Conflict
  • Spill the Tea on ADHD
When & Where
Spring 2024 University of Scouting
St Paul College
Saturday 04-20-2024
7:30 AM CT to 4:00 PM CT
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