Orange County Council


University of Scouting

University of Scouting 2023

Online registration coming in March!  See you there!

Saturday Details

Saturday Morning
  • Check-in Begins at 7:15am, see UOS SCC Campus 2022 map for location
  • *Parking fee is included in your cost of registration
  • Opening Ceremony is at 8am


  • TBD, will be included in your registration.

University of Scouting is a supplemental training opportunity for Scout leaders and Scouts. It is the only time during the year where you can find the widest variety of training opportunities in all program areas. Whether you are new to the program or a veteran of many years, the University provides interesting courses, leadership training, and electives courses applicable across the Scouting programs.

Example: View the 2022 UOS Class Descriptions for University of Scouting*  updated 4-24-22

Example: View the  2022 UOS Class Schedule with room numbers for University of Scouting*  updated 05-05-22

2022 Examples

Training for Scouts / Youth

  • Den Chief Training for Scouts (3 periods)

Cub Scouts

  • Arrow-of-Light Transition
  • Blue & Gold Banquet
  • Cub Scout Crafts
  • Imaginative Pack Meetings
  • Outing in Scouting
  • Pack Committee Chair and Committee Member (2 periods)
  • Pack Plan for a Year (2 periods)
  • Pack Recruitment
  • Pinewood Derby
  • Rain Gutter Regatta

Scouts BSA

  • Citizenship in Society Merit Badge Counselor
  • Eagle Scout Projects
  • First Year Backpacking
  • How to conduct a Scoutmaster Conference
  • How to do a board of review
  • How to pick, plan and train for a Philmont Hike
  • Merit Badge Counselor
  • Tailgate Camping – Novice to Expert
  • The Trail from Life to Eagle
  • Troop Committee Chair and Committee Member (2 periods)
  • Troop Recruitment


  • Board Member Training (2 periods)
  • Open Session w Council Key 3


  • District Member at Large Training (2 periods)

2022 Examples

General Interest

  • Charter Organization Representative (2 periods)
  • Conservation Awards
  • Delivering a STEM/NOVA Program
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Scouting
  • How to Market your unit or use Social Media for meetings
  • Outdoor Ethics formerly Leave No Trace
  • Philmont Training Center & High Adventure Base
  • Put the “Outing” in Scouting
  • Religious Awards
  • Risk Management (Safety & Health)
  • SCOUTBOOK Overview and Hacks
  • STEM/Nova & Supernova Awards in Scouting
  • Understand ADD/ADHD & Special Needs Scouting
  • Unit Fundraising and Budgeting
  • Volunteering in your Community
  • What is Sea Scouts?
  • What is Venturing?
  • Youth Protection Training (2 periods)

HAT – High Adventure Training

  • Death Valley High Adventure Cycling
  • High Adventure Electronic Technology on Trail
  • High Adventure: Planning A Long-Term Sierra Trek
  • Introduction to HAT
  • Santa Catalina And Channel Islands High Adventure

Commissioner College

  • Mentoring Skills
  • Resolving Critical Unit Issues
  • Service to Units at Risk
  • Serving Newly Formed Units
  • The Unit Service Plan
  • Coaching Leaders
  • Collaborative Assessments
  • Core Concepts of Unit Service
  • Journey to Excellence
  • Selecting Your Project or Thesis Topic


Follow these 3 simple steps and begin your Scouting journey.


Find a Scouting Unit

Select your preferred program(s) (i.e., Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing), enter your zip code, choose your nearest unit, and select APPLY NOW.


Complete a Youth Application

Create an account with, complete the application, and make a payment.


Start Scouting!

Download the My Scouting app, contact your unit’s leader, and begin your Scouting journey!

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