University of Scouting | Crossroads of America Council, BSA

University of Scouting – Crossroads of America

2021 University of Scouting

8:00AM – 3:30PM Saturday, November 13, 2021
Location: Carmel High School – Freshman Center

Every Scout deserves a trained leader. University of Scouting is the premier training event in the Crossroads of America Council, and is the easiest way for you to achieve this goal. This training event is designed to supplement the educational experience for any Scouting leader.  On any average year the university offers 80 to 100 different courses. From outdoor skills such as teaching knots to group management concepts to help keep that unruly den of Scouts on task.  The University of Scouting has courses for first time leaders to experienced leaders planning a high adventure expedition. 

Degrees and courses are available in three “Colleges” related to Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and General Studies. Each College offers a Bachelor, Masters, and Doctoral Degree program. 

Schedule 

Registration Morning Session Afternoon Session
7:00 – 8:10AM Registration 8:30 – 9:20AM Session 1 12:30 – 1:20PM Session 4
7:15AM – 1:00PM Midway Open 9:30 – 10:20AM Session 2 1:30 – 2:20PM Session 5
8:10 – 8:20AM Opening 10:30 – 11:20AM Session 3 2:30 – 3:20PM Session 6
11:30 – 12:30PM Lunch

Degree Program Requirements

Participants may earn degrees or complete additional courses for a Continuing Education certificate.


Bachelors Degree
Bachelor Degree requirements:

  • Youth Protection training (YPT) is current.
  • Position-Specific training for your registered position is complete (and could be part of your coursework at this event)
  • Four (4) credits from the College of your choice.
  • Two (2) additional elective credits from any College.

Masters Degree:
Masters Degree requirements:

  • Hold a Bachelor Degree from this University of Scouting.
  • Youth Protection training (YPT) is current.
  • Position-Specific training for your registered position is complete (and could be part of your coursework at this event)
  • Three (3) credits from the College of your choice.
  • Three (3) additional elective credits from any College.

Doctor of Scouting Degree:
Doctoral Degree requirements:

  • Hold a Masters Degree from this University of Scouting.
  • Youth Protection training (YPT) is current.
  • Position-Specific training for your registered position is complete (and could be part of your coursework at this event)
  • Four (4) credits from the required Ph.D. courses.
  • Two (2) credits from any College of your choice.
  • Complete a written thesis or project under the mentoring and approval of University PhD staff following this event.
  • Your Doctoral Degree will be awarded at a future University of Scouting after your thesis or project is complete and accepted.

Continuing Education Certificate
Continuing Education Certificate requirements:

  • Hold a Bachelor, Masters or Doctoral Degree from this University and desire to continue the educational process.
  • Youth Protection training (YPT) is current.
  • Position-Specific training for your registered position is complete (and could be part of your coursework at this event).
  • Complete six (6) additional credits from any College.
  • There is no limit to the number of Continuing Education certificates you can earn from this University.
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