University of Scouting


What is University of Scouting?

University of Scouting is a full day of classes and training opportunities for adult leaders and youth. While not required, these classes are aimed to extend or enhance your program with classes taught by other Scouters willing to share the knowledge they've picked up along the way.

What will I learn?

Just about anything to do with Scouting! Whether you are a Scout, leader, parent, or commissioner you will find what you need! Here's just a sneak peek at the classes you can attend:

  • Cub Scouts (for Parents / Leaders) - How to Utilize a Den Chief
  • Scouts BSA (for Parents / Leaders) - Keeping Older Scouts Interested
  • Commissioners (for Commissioners) - Commissioner Core Concepts
  • General (for Commissioners / Leaders) - Using Journey to Excellence as a to Guide Program Planning
  • Scouts BSA (for YOUTH) - Youth Leadership Opportunities

NEW for 2024 - University of Scouting Midway

We want to make sure you have all the tools you need and that include outside resources that can help enhance your program. This year we are inviting the community to put on a Midway or expo. In between classes, visit the expo to see what there is to do in the Acadiana area. Find outing ideas, special Scout programs, and professionals willing to speak to your scouts. If you're interested being an exhibitor at the Midway please contact Michelle O'Neal or complete the Midway Sponsor form located in the Resources.

Who can Attend?

Leaders, parents, commissioners and Scouts BSA Youth are the intended audience for University of Scouting. We will have at least 1 class appropriate for each audience if not more and you can mix and match the topics that are of interest to you!

Limited childcare will be available. We only have about 12 spots for those that require childcare in order to attend. They will enjoy a day full of crafts and fun while you're learning.

The Details

  • Program Fee (Adults): $30
  • Program Fee (Scouts BSA youth): $20
  • Program Fee (Instructors & volunteers staying for classes & the Midway): $20
  • Childcare Fee (while spots last): $10
  • Lunch: Bring your own, go off campus, or pre-order (coming soon)
  • Classes & Schedule: see documents in Resources below or start registration to view classes & class descriptions

Questions? Contact Michelle L. O'Neal (, 337-849-7791)

File Name Description
Midway Exhibitor Signup Form Registration form for midway exhibitors. Download
University of Scouting 2024 Agenda Overall agenda including class times for University of Scouting. Download
University of Scouting Promo Flyer Download and share with your units! Download
UoS Course Catalog Description of all courses being offered at University of Scouting. Download