University of Scouting

Event Details

The University of Scouting is a one day supplemental training opportunity for all adults and youth (12 and above) covering General courses (applicable to all programs), courses related to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturing programs, and courses aimed toward youth leaders in Troops and/or Crews.  Whether you are new to scouting or a veteran of many years, this event provides a wide range of courses from which to choose and a fun opportunity to connect with others in the scouting community across Seneca Waterways Council.

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018

Location:  Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) 
Building: Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ #60) on RIT's NTID campus.
Access Entrance: Lowenthal Road entrance
Parking: Lot L


  • $15.00 per person by 9:00 AM February 15, 2018.
  • $20.00 per person after 9:00 AM February 15, 2018 or at the event.

For Walk Ins, courses/trainings offerings are based on availability after pre-registrations.

Registration Link:

How to register?  Click 'Enroll Now' button above.

Schedule of Events:

7:30 AM - Registration Begins
8:30 AM - Opening
9:15 AM - Courses Begin
4:30 PM - University of Scouting Ends

University of Scouting Colleges (Areas of Concentration):

  • College of Cub Scouting provides a wide variety of courses from pack administration to planning for an outdoor program.
  • College of Boy Scouting provides an exciting variety of troop, patrol and outdoor planning supplemental course to help manage the challenges of a great troop experience.
  • College of Venturing is an interesting combination of courses for those who wish to learn more about Scouting's' senior' level program to enabling youth to either learn leadership skills applicable to advancement or for crew program planning.
  • College of General Studies offers many elective courses that cut across all the program areas.  Just about everything from tips, skill learning and practice to using technology can be found here to help build your confidence as a leader or scout parent.
  • College of Youth Leadership offers a variety of course to help Youth Leaders/Scouts, ages 12 and up, develop their leadership, scouting skills or knowledge in a wide variety of topics.

What about Leader-Specific Training required for registered positions?  

Since most BSA basic leader training courses are now offered online, they will generally not be offered at University of Scouting. (exception is Youth Protection, which will be offered).  Scouters needing help with online courses will have an opportunity to use a small computer lab to take their needed online courses with experienced Scouters available to assist them as needed.  Space is limited.

Where can I find the course list?

The course list is available as a full list of courses being offered, with descriptions and as a schedule grid to assist with registration. These documents are available for download in the link section of this main page titled: University of Scouting Catalog.  When you schedule your classes when you register, you will not be able to double book your schedule.

Any other questions, please feel free to email the University of Scouting Team at

RJ Stansbury
Chancellor of the University of Scouting
Chris Guarniere
Director of Support Services / Chief Program Officer
Deborah Swift
Camping & Program Support / Assistant to the Director of Support Services
Burt & Chuck August Scout Service Center
2320 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd
Rochester, New York 14623
Phone: 585.256.8533
When & Where

Saturday 03-03-2018 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Rochester Institute of Technology
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