Virtual University of Scouting Planned December 5

Are you a new leader?  A current leader but need some help? Well, there are answers to all your questions at the University of Scouting.

When: December 5, 2020. THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT (Virtual classes scheduled throughout the day).

  • Opening Ceremony: 8:45 a.m. (Den Chief Training starts at 8:30 a.m.)
  • Classes Start: 9 a.m.
  • Classes end at 3:20 p.m.


  • Please register filling in all requested information
  • Select your classes
  • Review your class requests to avoid time conflicts.
  • Make sure you register using your email that you will be using to receive your confirmation and additional University of Scouting information. You will be sent instructions for your virtual classes.

New for 2020!

Advancement for Scouts with Special Needs and Disabilities: This session will explain in detail all parts of Section 10 in the Guide to Advancement. A copy of this is available at This session could run into the 15-minute break.

Cold/Bad Weather Camping (New for 2020): Cold weather and bad weather, as in extreme rain, snow and wind conditions, can make camping very challenging. Attend this class and we will help better prepare you for that wintertime campout.

NYLT For Scoutmasters (New for 2020): Sending your scouts to NYLT is an investment in the long-term health and vitality of your unit. This course will give unit leaders a comprehensive overview of the six-day NYLT program.

Putting Cub Scout Leader Position-Specific Training into Action:  If you have taken and completed Cub Leader Position-Specific online training, and have questions, come join us to ask your questions and receive valuable answers. ***All participants must have completed an in-person or online Cub Leader Position-Specific Course prior to attending this class.

Risk Management Overview (New for 2020): An overview of the Risk Management function in council and its main areas of focus. A Q & A session will be a portion of this course.

Virtual Scouting (New for 2020): This course will discuss the lessons learned from virtual scouting, things that worked and things that didn’t. It will also offer insights into how virtual platforms can be utilized in Scouting go forward as we return to our new normal.

Youth Protection Q & A (New for 2020): An interactive discussion pertaining to current youth protection standards. Come prepared with questions and participate in an instructor led discussion with fellow Scouters.  This is not a certification course.

Check out our Virtual Den Chief Course!

Den Chief Training: If your Scout will be taking Den Chief training and additional classes, they will receive a special Den Chief registration discount. If your Scout is interested in registering for Den Chief training, click here: Den Chief Training

Youth Course Attendance: Check our new course catalog specifically for youth participants! Scouts BSA and Venturers may attend the University of Scouting if they are taking courses as youth leaders/potential youth leaders. NO children are allowed in the virtual classrooms, except Scouts BSA and Venturers taking courses! Note that all classes are open to youth, not just the ones in the youth catalog.


Or go to and click calendar/council calendar/December 5, 2020

Early Bird Registration ends October 11, 2020 – $15

Regular Registration from October 12 to November 22, 2020 – $20

We cannot accommodate registrations or changes after November 22.

The class schedule is a list of all classes and the time periods they occur displayed on a grid. It is divided in the five types of classes offered: Academy for Special Needs in Scouting, General, Cub Scout, Scouts BSA/Venturing and our new catalog for Youth Participants. Click here for schedule.

The event class catalogs are lists of all the classes offered with the description of each. They are divided in the five types of classes offered: Academy for Special Needs in Scouting, General, Cub Scout, Scouts BSA/Venturing and our new catalog for Youth Participants. Click here for the catalogs.

Protocol for virtual classes:

  • Please register and login with your email.
  • When logging in, please identify yourself with your name and unit number.
  • Please have your camera on.
  • Dress appropriately; we recommend wearing your uniform.
  • No recording of any type will be allowed for any class sessions.

All participants MUST register by November 22, 2020. We cannot accommodate late registrations or changes for this event.

If you have questions about the registration process, contact Brenda Sonzogni at (973) 765-9322, ext. 253, [email protected]

All other questions contact Dave Walsh, University of Scouting chancellor at [email protected]