Scouting University 2016

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

Wallace State Community College

801 Main Street NW (US Highway 31)

Hanceville, AL




Walk-Up registration will open at 7:30 AM, Saturday, March 5th in the Student Center building of Wallace State Community College. The cost for walk-up registration is $30.


See What's New at Scouting University for 2016!


Highlights for 2016

      The New Boy Scout Requirements that became effective in 2016 will be highlighted in multiple sessions of BS411.

      The family program will be available again this year for Cub Scout-age children to spend the day with qualified leaders while you can attend SU16 classes.

      A representative from the Summit Bechtel Reserve (SBR) will be part of the opening ceremony to discuss the SBR, the 2017 National Jamboree, and the 2019 World Jamboree. He will be available on the midway with the GAC 2017 Jamboree leadership to talk to scouts and Scouters about the 2017 National Jamboree.

      The CEO of Programs of Religious Activities for Youth (P.R.A.Y.) will be present. He will be making a presentation during the Closing Ceremony, he will be teaching a new class, “A Scout is Reverent,” UAT-117, and will be available in the Midway. This is great opportunity to learn more about the Religious Emblems Program as a Scout’s Duty to God has been incorporated into the Cub Scout and Boy Scout requirements.

      The lunch program is being revised and you must order a box lunch for pick-up; no additional lunches will be available. But many fast-food restaurants are convenient to the Wallace State Community College campus. We anticipate this will be quick and efficient.

      The cooking classes now have a fee to cover the costs of the supplies.



Special Guest

Dr. Julie A. Seton, will be with us once again. She will be teaching a new course on Scouting Heritage where she will discuss the heritage of the Boy Scouts of America and the role of her grandfather, Dr. Ernest Seton, in the founding of BSA.


Commissioners Lunch Meeting

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


Night of Honor

Following University of Scouting, the council will honor the Eagle Scout Class of 2015 and this year's Silver Beaver recipients at the Night of Honor in the Wallace State Auditorium.


Fast Track Classes

Have you been interested in attending Scouting University but was overwhelmed with the classes you could take? Is this your first time and you don’t know where to start? The Scouting University Fast Track program is for you. This Fast Track program was designed to give new scout leaders and leaders wanting fresh ideas an easy way to attend Scouting University. Find the program you are interested in and download the class suggestions.


Click Here For The Cub Scout Fast Track

Click Here For The Boy Scout Fast Track

Click Here For The General Interest Fast Track


Course Catalog

The  2016 GAC Scouting University Catalog has all the information about classes, degree requirements, and all degree applications you will need. You will find a full description of all courses, and which courses will be offered in 2016. 


Download The Course Catalog Here


Degree Programs

Scouting University degree programs are designed to provide an incentive for continued training and as a method to recognize Scouters who participate in that training. The University offers Bachelors and Masters degrees in four program areas: Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing, and Commissioner Science. There are also two doctorate degree programs: Doctorate of Scouting and Doctorate of Commissioner Science.

More information on the degree programs and requirements can be found starting on page 23 in the course catalog. Individual applications can be downloaded below.


      Application for Associate of Boy Scouting Degree

      Application for Associate of Venturing Degree

      Application for Bachelor of Cub Scouting Degree

      Application for Master of Cub Scouting Degree

      Application for Bachelor of Boy Scouting Degree

      Application for Master of Boy Scouting Degree

      Application for Bachelor of Venturing Degree

      Application for Master of Venturing Degree

      Application for Doctor of Scouting Degree

      Application for College of Commission Science Degree

      Transfer of Course Credits


See you at Scouting University where “Scouting Starts With U.”