University of Scouting

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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.

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.

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."

General Topics might include
  • Advancement
  • Ceremonies
  • Dutch Oven Cooking
  • Flag Ceremonies
  • Fund-raisers and Finance
  • Knots
  • Recruiting (Roundups)
  • Religious Awards
Cub Scout
...Rockets, Leather, Music, Songs, Skits, Games, Science, or other topics
Boy Scout
  • Courts of Honor
  • Skills

...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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