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A University of Scouting is also known as a Pow Wow or Scouting University and is an annual training event for [[Boy Scout]], [[Varsity]], [[Cub Scout]], and [[Venture]] leaders from an entire council or district. These training conferences take place in a festive atmosphere.
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<center><big>[[MeritBadge.Org]] is your online [[University of Scouting]] with 64 Key Topics!</big></center>
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The pow wow is a "convention" for unit leaders—the [[Scoutmaster]] or [[Cubmaster]] should take all leaders to this learning extravaganza. There are sections on new leader training, skills, advancement, activities, ceremonies, and administration. It's a time for experienced, new, and prospective leaders to share ideas and see what the other [[troops]] and [[packs]] are doing.
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The [[University of Scouting]] is also known as a Pow Wow or Scouting University and is an annual training event for [[Boy Scout]], [[Varsity]], [[Cub Scout]], and [[Venturing]] leaders. These training conferences are for leaders from an entire council or district and take place in a festive atmosphere.
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Your [[council]] may combine the fun and excitement of pow wow with a variety of training activities for leaders in Boy Scouting, Venturing, and even commissioners or other district Scouters. This super-sized training event is known as a "University of Scouting."
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The University of Scouting is a one-day "convention" for unit leaders. Each [[Scoutmaster]] or [[Cubmaster]] should take all leaders to this learning extravaganza. There are sections on new leader training, skills, advancement, activities, ceremonies, and administration. It's a time for experienced, new, and prospective leaders to share ideas and see what the other [[troops]] and [[packs]] are doing.
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;General Topics might include:
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<center><big>Scouting University - Sample Topics</big></center>
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* Advancement
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* Ceremonies
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* Dutch Oven Cooking
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| style="border:1px solid #A3B1BF; text-align:center; background:#cccc99;" colspan="4"|'''General Topics'''
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* [[Flag Ceremonies]]
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* Fund-raisers and Finance
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|| [[Awards|Scout Awards]]<br> Beyond the Ranks
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* Knots
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|| [[Essentials for the Outdoors|Outdoor Essentials]]<br>What you need!
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* Recruiting (Roundups)
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|| [[Religious Emblems|Religious Awards]]
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* Religious Awards
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|| [[Trainer Development Conference|Trainer Development<br>Conference]]
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|- align="center"
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|| [[Scouter Awards]]<br>(Knots)
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|| [[Wood Badge|What is<br>Wood Badge?]]
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|| [[Youth Members With Special Needs|Scouts with<br>Special Needs]]
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|| [[Friends of Scouting]]
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| style="border:1px solid #A3B1BF; text-align:center; background:#cccc99;" colspan="4"|'''Cub Scout Topics'''
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|- align="center"
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|| [[New Leader Training|Den Leader<br>Training]]
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|| [[New Leader Training|Cubmaster<br>Training]]
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|| [[Guide to Safe Scouting| Guide to<br>Safe Scouting]]
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|| [[Youth Protection]]
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|- align="center"
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|| [[Tiger Cub Scout|Tiger]] [[Fast Tracks for Tiger Cub Scouts|Meeting Plans]] &<br>[[TBL|Belt Loops]]
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|| [[Wolf Cub Scout|Wolf]] [[Fast Tracks for Wolf Cub Scouts|Meeting Plans]] &<br>[[WBL|Belt Loops]]
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|| [[Bear Cub Scout|Bear]] [[Fast Tracks for Bear Cub Scouts|Meeting Plans]] &<br>[[BBL|Belt Loops]]
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|| Why you need a<br>[[Den Chief]]!
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|- align="center"
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|| [[Flag Ceremonies|Flag Ceremonies<br>Openings/Closings]]
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|| What is [[BALOO]]?
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|| Have a Great<br>[[Blue and Gold Banquet|Blue & Gold]]!
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|| [[Fast Tracks]]<br>[[Den Meeting]] Plans
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|| [[Cub Scout Advancement Policies|Cub Scout<br>Advancement]]
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|| [[Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program|Belt Loops<br>and Pins]]
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|| [[Knots|Cub Scout Knots]]
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|| [[Pack Meeting]]<br> Pizzazz
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|| [[Cub Scout Leader Awards|Cub Scout<br>Leader Awards]]
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|| [[Cub Scout Map and Compass| Cub Scout<br>Map & Compass]]
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|| Have the Best <br>[[Pinewood Derby]]
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|| Have a Great<br>[[Pack Committee]]
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| style="border:1px solid #A3B1BF; text-align:center; background:#cccc99;" colspan="4"|'''Webelos Topics'''
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|- align="center"
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|| [[New Leader Training|Webelos Den<br>Leader Training]]
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|| [[Webelos Program|All 20 Webelos Pins<br>in 12, 15, or 18 Months]]
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|| [[Webelos Scout|Webelos]] [[Fast Tracks]] &<br>[[Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program|Belt Loops]]
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|| [[Webelos Activity Badge Worksheets|Webelos Activity<br> Badges]] (Pins)
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|| [[Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders |What is Webelos <br>Outdoor Training?]]
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|| [[Outdoorsman|Webelos<br>Ourdoorsman]] Skills
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|| [[Readyman|Webelos First Aid: <br>Readyman]]
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|| [[Webelos Transition|Webelos Bridging]]
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| style="border:1px solid #A3B1BF; text-align:center; background:#cccc99;" colspan="4"|'''Boy Scout Topics'''
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|| [[New Leader Training|Scoutmaster<br>Indoor Training]]
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|| [[New Leader Training|Troop Committee<br>Training]]
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|| [[Guide to Safe Scouting| Guide to<br>Safe Scouting]]
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|| [[Youth Protection]]
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|- align="center"
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|| [[Boy Scout Advancement]]
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|| [[Scoutmaster Conferences]]
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|| [[Boards of Review]]
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|| [[Courts of Honor]]
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|- align="center"
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|| [[Merit Badge Counselor Orientation|Merit Badge<br>Counselor Training]] & [[Merit Badge FAQ|FAQ]]
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|| [[Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project|Eagle Scout Leadership<br>Service Projects]]
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|| [[12 Steps From Life to Eagle|From Life to Eagle]]
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|| [[Summer Camp| Summer Camp<br>Opportunities]]
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|| The [[Patrol Leaders Council|Boy-Led Troops]]
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|| [[Knots|Boy Scout Knots]]
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|| [[Indian Lore]]
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|| [[Leatherwork]]
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|| [[Orienteering|Boy Scout Orienteering<br> & GPS]]
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|| [[Pioneering|Pioneering & Lashings]]
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|| [[Scouter Awards]]
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|| [[Order of the Arrow]] <br>|What is OA?
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| style="border:1px solid #A3B1BF; text-align:center; background:#cccc99;" colspan="4"|'''Varsity Scouting Topics'''
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|| What is<br>[[Varsity Scout Portal|Varsity Scouts]]?
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|| [[Varsity Scout Advancement|Varsity Scout<br>Advancement]]
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|| [[Varsity Scout Letter|Varsity Letter]]<br> & [[Varsity Scout Activity Pins|Pins]]
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|| [[Awards|Other Varsity<br> Awards]]
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| style="border:1px solid #A3B1BF; text-align:center; background:#cccc99;" colspan="4"|'''Venture Topics'''
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|-
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|| [[Venturing|What is Venturing?]]
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|| [[Ranger Award]]
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|| [[Quest Award]]
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|| [[TRUST Award]]
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* Belt Loops and Pins
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* Blue and Gold idea
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* Utilizing [[Den Chiefs]]
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* Den Meeting Plans
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* Magic
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* New Leader Essentials
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* [[Pinewood Derby]]
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* Position Training
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* [[Webelos]] [[Bridging]]
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* Fun With...
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: ...Rockets, Leather, Music, Songs, Skits, Games, Science, or other topics
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* Courts of Honor
 
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* Skills
 
...and so much more
...and so much more

Revision as of 16:35, February 18, 2009

MeritBadge.Org is your online University of Scouting with 64 Key Topics!

The University of Scouting is also known as a Pow Wow or Scouting University and is an annual training event for Boy Scout, Varsity, Cub Scout, and Venturing leaders. These training conferences are for leaders from an entire council or district and take place in a festive atmosphere.

The University of Scouting is a one-day "convention" for unit leaders. Each Scoutmaster or Cubmaster should take all leaders to this learning extravaganza. There are sections on new leader training, skills, advancement, activities, ceremonies, and administration. It's a time for experienced, new, and prospective leaders to share ideas and see what the other troops and packs are doing.

Scouting University - Sample Topics
General Topics
Scout Awards
Beyond the Ranks
Outdoor Essentials
What you need!
Religious Awards Trainer Development
Conference
Scouter Awards
(Knots)
What is
Wood Badge?
Scouts with
Special Needs
Friends of Scouting
Cub Scout Topics
Den Leader
Training
Cubmaster
Training
Guide to
Safe Scouting
Youth Protection
Tiger Meeting Plans &
Belt Loops
Wolf Meeting Plans &
Belt Loops
Bear Meeting Plans &
Belt Loops
Why you need a
Den Chief!
Flag Ceremonies
Openings/Closings
What is BALOO? Have a Great
Blue & Gold!
Fast Tracks
Den Meeting Plans
Cub Scout
Advancement
Belt Loops
and Pins
Cub Scout Knots Pack Meeting
Pizzazz
Cub Scout
Leader Awards
Cub Scout
Map & Compass
Have the Best
Pinewood Derby
Have a Great
Pack Committee
Webelos Topics
Webelos Den
Leader Training
All 20 Webelos Pins
in 12, 15, or 18 Months
Webelos Fast Tracks &
Belt Loops
Webelos Activity
Badges
(Pins)
What is Webelos
Outdoor Training?
Webelos
Ourdoorsman
Skills
Webelos First Aid:
Readyman
Webelos Bridging
Boy Scout Topics
Scoutmaster
Indoor Training
Troop Committee
Training
Guide to
Safe Scouting
Youth Protection
Boy Scout Advancement Scoutmaster Conferences Boards of Review Courts of Honor
Merit Badge
Counselor Training
& FAQ
Eagle Scout Leadership
Service Projects
From Life to Eagle Summer Camp
Opportunities
The Boy-Led Troops Boy Scout Knots Indian Lore Leatherwork
Boy Scout Orienteering
& GPS
Pioneering & Lashings Scouter Awards Order of the Arrow
|What is OA?
Varsity Scouting Topics
What is
Varsity Scouts?
Varsity Scout
Advancement
Varsity Letter
& Pins
Other Varsity
Awards
Venture Topics
What is Venturing? Ranger Award Quest Award TRUST Award


...and so much more

All leaders are encouraged to attend this exciting, fun-filled, and informative training session every year. Check with your unit, unit commissioner, district training chair, or local council service center to find out when and where your pow wow or University of Scouting will be held.

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