University of Scouting



Saturday, March 14th, 2015
Wallace State Community College

801 Main Street NW (US Highway 31)

Hanceville, AL 


Come See What's New at University of Scouting for 2015!


New Classes - Several new classes have been added to the catalog, and classes have been reorganized to more closely align with the National BSA Volunteer Training Program - ScoutingU.  New classes include Pack Committe Training and Administration, Troop Committee Training and Administration, NOVA Counselor and Supernova Mentor Training, Scoutmaster Specific Training, Venturing Leader Specific Training, CPR Certification, and much more.


More Classes - An extra period has been added for 2015, so you can take six different classes and still enjoy lunch.


ATTENTION CUB SCOUT LEADERS - A complete revision to the Cub Scout program will become effective on June 1st, 2015.  Several of our council experienced Cub Scout Leaders have received training on the new program and have prepared a two-hour introduction to the new program which will be presented as CS-411.  This course will be offered three times during the day.  We strongly encourage all Cub Scout Leaders to attend and register for this class!


Family Program - To make it easier for Cub Scout Leaders to attend, University of Scouting will include a Family Program for Cub-Scout aged youth (ages 6-11).  Pre-registration is required, and the program has an additional fee of $15 (which includes lunch) per child.  The Family Program will be limited to 24 youth.


Attention All Commissioners:  Please plan to pick up your lunch and join Council Commissioner Ron Moore for a Commissioners lunch in the Student Center building conference during third and fourth periods to discuss the new Commissioner Tools and other items of interest.


Smithsonian Exhibit:  A travelling Smithsonian exhibit "The Way We Worked" will be on display at the Burrow Center for the Arts in March.  By special arrangement, the exhibit hours will be extended on March 14th to allow Scouts and Scouters to visit during or after University of Scouting.


Special Guest: Julie Seton, granddaughter of Ernest Thompson Seton (one of the three founders of the Boy Scouts of America), will be be available to talk about her grandfather and the early days of Scouting in the USA.


Night of Honor - Following University of Scouting, the council will honor the Eagle Scout Class of 2014 and this year's Silver Beaver recipients at the Night of Honor in the Wallace State Auditorium.


The Details....



COST:  $19.00 until February 27th, 2015;   $24.00 after February 27th;   $30 after March 6th, 2015 
Lunch must be purchased as part of the registration process, which is open until until March 6th, 2015.  Choices are:  Bacon Cheeseburger Combo ($5), Chicken Sandwich Combo ($5), or Chicken Fingers Combo ($6).  Combos include fries and a drink.
Here is what you need:

For a quick list of what classes are offered and when, CLICK HERE.  (For a description of the class content, you will need the Catalog) 
The  2015 GAC UoS Catalog has all the information about classes, degree requirements, and all degree applications you will need. Here is where you will find a full description of all courses, and which courses will be offered in 2015.  New for this year, many classes have been redesignated, and classes have been divided into four Colleges (College of Cub Scouting, College of Boy Scouting, College of Venturing, and College of Commissioner Science) and four Schools (School of Training, School of Administration and Technology, School of High Adventure and School of Leadership Development).  This was done so our class structure more closely aligns with ScoutingU.  Finally, degree requirements have been simplified, but anyone currently working on a degree may continue under the previous degree requirements, or may change to the new requirements.  Page 19 of the Catalog has more information on the degree requirements.
Class List provides a list of classes offered by period.
A UoS 2015 Paper Registration Form  (On-line registration is the preferred method because your class selections are confirmed immediately.  Please  use the paper registration process only if you are unable to register on-line)
To learn more about the on-line registration system, please watch this short instructional video:
PLEASE NOTE :  Your on-line registration is not complete until you have made a credit card payment and received a confirmation e-mail.