University of Scouting


What is it?

The University of Scouting is the largest supplemental training course offered by Great Trail Council to Scouting volunteers at all levels. During this fun-filled day, experienced volunteer leaders will present programs to help you improve your skills and expand your knowledge. You will also meet other leaders, gather new resources, and share ideas on building the best possible program for your Scouts.

Where is it being held? How do I get there?

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Who should attend?

Adults are invited to attend the college or colleges of their choice. Wear your uniform, if you have one. You may want to bring a notebook, camera, comfortable shoes, some money for the Trading Post, your good will, and a smile.

Create your own experience

The program is designed to allow you to create your own customized experience. You can choose any available course to arrange a curriculum perfect to your function and level of experience in Scouting. Select the courses you would like to attend within you registration. You can choose courses from any of the categories.

Click here to see the categories of courses being offered

91 Courses are offered in the following categories

  • General Studies College - 22 courses

  • Universal Scouting College - 6 courses

  • Cub Scout College - 21 courses

  • Scouts BSA College - 33 courses

  • Venturing College - 2 courses

  • BSA Training Courses- 11 courses

  • Commissioner Courses - 2 courses

Basic Leader Training is here

You asked for it, and we delivered. We will be offering the Cub Scout, Scouts BSA and Venturing Leader basic training!! These courses will enable leaders to complete their training requirements. We are also offering Basic Commissioner Training.

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Chartered Organization Representative Training (D62)

Commissioner Basic Training (D20)

NCAP Training (CS54)

Position Specific Training:

  • Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster (C40)

  • Den Leader and Assistant Den Leader (C42)

  • Pack Committee Member (C60)

  • Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster (S24)

  • Troop Committee Challenge

  • Venturing Leader (P21)

  • Venturing Committee Challenge

Wendy Greathouse

Academic Dean


Phil Kuestner

Program Director


Leslie Smith

Event Chair

Great Trail Council

4500 Hudson Dr

Stow, Ohio 44224

Phone: 330-773-0415