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1 University of Scouting Including Merit Badge College & College of Commissioner Science Class Guide and Registration information for Leaders, Parents, and Scouts. Register online at 8:00 8:30 Check-in 8:30 9:00 Opening 9:15 10:15 Session 1 10:30 11:30 Session 2 11:30 12:30 Lunch 12:45 1:45 Session 3 2:00 3:00 Session 4 Saturday October 10, 2015 Fort Hays State University Student Union Hays, KS 3:15 4:15 Session 5

2 What is University of Scouting? The university of Scouting is a one-day leader training program designed to provide ideas and resources in subject area to benefit your Pack, Troop, or Crew. The fall Commissioner College is part of University of Scouting as well. New in 2015, Merit Badge classes will be offered, in the afternoon, for Boy Scouts. Who should attend? All adult Scouting volunteers including Unit, District, and Council volunteers and of course parents. Boy Scouts and Venturers are also invited to attend. There are no classes available for Cub Scouts. When and Where? The University will be held on Saturday October 10, 2015 at Fort Hays State University in Hays, KS. Check-in will open at 8:00 AM in the Memorial Union. Opening ceremony will be held in the Black and Gold room. How much and how do I register? The cost of University of Scouting is $29. Registration after September 25th is $39. Registration fees include lunch, overnight camping, and event patch. To register visit the Coronado Area Council website at and complete the online registration. If you are unable to complete the online registration submit the attached registration form to Coronado Area Council, Attn: University of Scouting, PO Box 912, Salina, KS with appropriate fees. Are there overnight accommodations if we are travelling a long distance? Overnight camping is available on the grounds of Fort Hays State. You will indicate if your unit is camping during event registration either online or on the paper form. What should I wear? The University of Scouting is a full uniform event. Participants should wear their Scouting uniform. What should I bring? A desire to learn about and discuss Scouting topics not covered during basic Scouting training. You may also want a notebook and pen for notes and a water bottle or coffee mug. You might also want to bring spending money as a Trading Post will be available that will have Scouting materials and reference books that may be featured in the classes you take. Is lunch provided? Yes, lunch is provided and will be served in the Black and Gold room in the Memorial Union. Is there a patch? Of course there is! After the last class period complete and turn in your University of Scouting Evaluation to receive your event patch. Are there t-shirts? Yes! This year there will be a University of Scouting T-shirt. They are available for pre-order for $10 until September 16th. All pre-orders will be available for pickup during check-in. Only a very limited number of shirts will be available on site in the Trading Post.

3 Cub Scout Leader College 102 Cubmaster / Assistant Cubmaster Specifics The BSA's Cubmaster position specific training required for all Cubmasters and Assistant Cubmasters. 103 Pack Committee Challenge The BSA's Pack Committee training required for all Pack Committee Chairpeople. 104 Den Leader Specifics 157 Blue and Gold Banquets 158 Cub Scout Advancement 159 Cub Scout Derbies The BSA's Den Leader position specific training required for all Den Leaders. Learn ways to make your next Blue and Gold fun and exciting for all of your Packs families. Don't think the Blue and Gold is just for handing out advancements, it can be a "don't miss" part of your packs program. Learn what the Cub Scout Advancement Chairperson job is all about and how to be successful in this leadership role. Pinewood Derby, Space Derby, Raingutter Regatta - how to use these time tested Cub Scout activities as part of a well rounded Cub Scout program. 160 Year Round Cub Scout Recruiting Cub Scout leaders work too hard for too little results when it comes to recruiting new Scouts. Learn the best methods for recruiting new families into your pack. 161 Cubs Under Construction - Cub Scout Crafts Gluing pasta to a paper plate is not as exciting as it one was. Pick up ideas for great hands on crafts your Cub Scouts will enjoy making and bringing home to their family. 162 Keeping parents involved in Cub Scouting After you recruit the boy how do you keep the parent active? How do you recruit more leaders? How do you build an active Pack Committee? If you aren't having fun you aren't doing it right! 163 New Cub Scout Program 164 Whttlin' Chip and Knife Safety 165 Outing in Cub Scouting Come hear from one of the architects of the new Cub Scout program and get all yoru questions answered. Learn the basic needed to instruct your Cub Scouts in proper knife handling. Putting the Outing in Cub Scouts has never been more fun. Come learn about great ways to get your Cub Scouts outdoors.

4 Boy Scout Leader College 105 Scoutmaster / Assistant Scoutmaster The BSA's official required training for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters. Covers periods 3,4, and Troop Committee Challenge The BSA's official training for Troop Committee Chairpeople and Committee Members. Covers periods 3,4, and Becoming a Boy-Led Troop Who leads your Troop? Is it the adults or the boys? This class is designed for all Scoutmasters and Boy Scout Troop Leaders who need help transitioning to a boy-run Troop. 127 Boy Scout Troop Advancement Learn the basics of the Boy Scout advancement program - from crossing over to the Eagle Scout award. Class covers signing off on individual requirements, boards of review, record keeping and more. 128 Growing Your Troop Learn ideas and methods to increase the size of your troop. Recruiting is a year round activity. 129 Guide to Merit Badge Counseling Explore techniques to become a better Merit Badge counselor, discuss issues and procedures and review BSA policies relating to service as a Merit Badge counselor. 130 Scoutmaster Conferences and Boards of Review Learn how to use the Scoutmaster Conference and Board of Review as effective tools in your Troops advancement program. 131 in the Order of the Arrow A casual conversation about the role of adults in the OA with the Lodge Advisors. Bring your questions and they'll provide the answers 137 Boy Scout Troop Ceremonies & Eagle Courts of Honor and Youth Make each Scout stand out during your Troop ceremonies. Add pizzazz to your Courts of Honor. Boy Scout Leader College Continued On Next Page

5 Boy Scout Leader College 138 Order of the Arrow and its role in your Troop and Youth Learn how Scouting's honor society can be used to strengthen your Troop. 139 Using the Patrol Method and the PLC and Youth What makes Scouting unique from other youth programs is that it is boy-led. This class will delve into patrols, the Patrol Leaders Council, and how together they operate a successful Troop. 140 What is NYLT? and Youth Learn about the National Youth Leader Training course being offered by the Coronado Area Council. Class is open to anyone that wants to learn more about the program, how to prepare for it, and how to make the most of this training in your unit High Adventure and Beyond Eagle Scout Service Projects Venturing and its role in your Troop and Youth and Youth Learn, know, and put into practice BSA's rules about camping, cooking, swimming, tour plans, and more. What s the best process for selecting, seeking approval, and carrying out an Eagle Scout Service Project? Attend this class to find out. This class will help Boy Scout leaders understand more about the Venturing program and how having a Venturing Crew associated with their troop can complement, not compete with, their troop. T-shirts are $10 and are available for pre-order until September 16th. Only a limited quantity will be in stock at University of Scouting.

6 Venturing College (Adult and Youth) 107 Venture Leader Specifics The BSA's Venture Crew Advisor training required for all Crew Advisors and Associate Advisors. 108 Crew Committee The BSA's Crew Committee training required Challenge for all Crew Committee Chairpeople. A casual conversation about the role of 131 in the Order of adults in the OA with the Lodge Advisors. the Arrow Bring your questions and they'll provide the answers 140 What is NYLT? and Youth Learn about the National Youth Leader Training course being offered by the Coronado Area Council. Class is open to anyone that wants to learn more about the program, how to prepare for it, and how to make the most 142 Advanced Knots and Lashings Youth 143 Basic Knots Youth 144 Basic Map and Compass Youth 145 Den Chief Training Youth 146 Dutch Oven Cooking Youth Go Beyond Basic Scout Knots: explore creative rope work including the Turk's Head, monkey's fist, and other interesting knots. Learn the uses for and how to tie all the knots for Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class Boy Scout Ranks. Don't know which way is north? Practical advice that will come in handy on your next hike. Bring your own compass. Discover the role and responsibilities of the Den Chief in your Pack and Troop. Become a fully trained Den Chief by completing this course. Learn time honored secrets of Dutch oven cooking. If you can cook it in an oven at home you can cook it in a Dutch Oven at camp. Venturing College Continued On Next Page

7 Venturing College (Adult and Youth) 150 Life to Eagle Youth This course is for Life Scouts and their leaders and parents as they embark on the Eagle Trail. Learn about selecting an Eagle Project, the application and paperwork, and the board of review. 168 High Adventure and Beyond Learn, and put into practice BSA's rules about camping, swimming, tour plans, and more Eagle Scout Service Projects Venturing and its role in your Troop and Youth and Youth 174 Team Building Games Youth What's the best process for selecting, seeking approval, and carrying out an Eagle Scout Service Project? Attend this class to find out. This class will help Boy Scout leaders understand more about the Venturing program and how having a Venturing Crew associated with their troop can complement, not compete with, their troop. Learn and have fun at the same time. Learn games that will help your youth leaders come together as a team. There will be a Trading Post and Scout Shop at the University of Scouting. If you have special requests for items please contact Jennifer Donmyer at or We will bring your pre-ordered merchandise to University of Scouting for you to pickup!

8 General Interest College (Adult and Youth) 100 Youth Protection Training Adult The BSA's official Youth Protection Training required for all registered adults and strongly recommended for all adults. 101 Charter Organization Representative Training Adult The BSA's official training for Chartered Organization Representatives. 109 Adult Leader Recognition What do the Square Knots on adult uniforms mean? By doing a good job as a leader you can earn recognition. This class outlines the adult recognition program and knot requirements. 110 Advanced Knots and Lashings Go Beyond Basic Scout Knots: explore creative rope work including the Turk's Head, monkey's fist, and other interesting knots. 111 Ask the Lawyer 112 Basic Knots Basic Map and Compass Beascout.org - What is it? 115 Dutch Oven Cooking Spend an hour with the council's legal advisor and discuss your questions about legal issues in Scouting. Learn the uses for and how to tie all the knots for Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class Boy Scout Ranks. Don't know which way is north? Practical advice that will come in handy on your next hike. Bring your own compass. Discover and make the most of the new online unit locator tool. If your unit is not taking advantage of this tool you are missing out on recruiting new Scouts. Learn time honored secrets of Dutch oven cooking. If you can cook it in an oven at home you can cook it in a Dutch Oven at camp. General Interest College Continued On Next Page

9 General Interest College (Adult and Youth) 116 Guide to Safe Scouting What is the Guide to Safe Scouting? Learn how to use the guide as a tool to plan a safe program for your Scouts. 117 Internet Rechartering Basics 118 Journey to Excellence How to use the internet Rechartering System What is Journey to Excellence and what does it mean to your unit? Find out how your unit can be recognized as a Gold unit for programming excellence. 119 On the stove or over the fire - outdoor cooking Outdoor cooking is a cornerstone of the Scouting program. Learn cooking techniques and tips and come away with a few great recipes. This class covers periods 4 and Planning an Ideal Year of Scouting Would you like your unit to have full participation in your events and activities? Do you wish you had better parental involvement in your unit? Does your unit lack the funding to put on your dream program. IYOS is the key to having the program your Scouts and their parents are yearning for. 121 Scouts with Behavioral Challenges: Strategies for Success 122 Sweet 16 of Safety Learn techniques for working with Scouts that have special needs and challenging behaviors. Also learn how to involve the Scouts parents as part of the solution. The Sweet 16 of safety should be followed while planning all your Scouting activities. General Interest College Continued On Next Page Want to take your troops programming and junior leadership to the next level? Then the youth leadership of your troop needs to take NYLT (National Youth Leader Training). Learn what it s all about in class 140 offered session 1.

10 General Interest College (Adult and Youth) 123 The Electronic Leader An introduction to electronic resources available for Scout Leaders including MyScouting and MyCouncil. 124 Unit Marketing and Public Relations Learn how to use traditional marketing methods to publicize your unit's program. Learn how to tackle social media and to make it work for your unit. 125 Unit Websites 132 All Things Gear and Youth 133 Backyard Astronomy and Youth 134 Camp Gadgets and Youth 135 GPS & Geocaching and Youth 136 History and Etiquette of the US Flag and Youth 151 Philmont Treks and PTC and Youth 153 What is Wood Badge Adult 154 Leave No Trace and Youth The ins and outs of establishing a unit website. The class will also cover the BSA rules concerning website and other online forums. This hands-on course covers all types of outdoor gear from cabin camping to a week long canoe trip. Learn the basics of what you can see in the night sky. A useful camp gadget can be anything from a simple tripod to a foot bridge. Learn and use pioneering skills to make a camp gadget. Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunt in which the participant uses a GPS receiver to find the treasures hidden all over the world. Learn the basics of the GPS system and how to participate in geocaching. Explore the history of the flag and the proper way to respect and display old glory. Learn what Philmont has to offer you and your unit for both high adventure and advanced training. Hear from the leadership of the 2016 Wood Badge course and talk about outcomes, expectations, and of course all the fun that is Wood Badge. Learn the official Leave No Trace ways from a LNT Master Educator. General Interest College Continued On Next Page

11 General Interest College (Adult and Youth) What a commissioner What is a unit Commissioner and why do 155 adult means to your unit they keep trying to help? 156 Nova Awards and STEM in your unit Adult 166 Awards from the heart Adult ## 167 When Eve hits the Trail Adult Duct Tape and its "Roll" In your program Duty to God & Religious Awards and Youth and Youth What are the NOVA Awards and how you can use it in your unit. Ideas on how to thank parents and leaders for their support of your unit's program. Women's unique concerns while camping and backpacking. How to avoid being the camp mom. Dust tape! Your go to tool for fixing anything that needs to be fixed. Learn some tips, tricks, and how to make something useful out of duct tape. How to promote interfaith worship and utilize the religious emblems program in your unit. Even if you are a Cub Scouting veteran you definitely should take the NEW CUB SCOUT PROGRAM class, number 163 offered period 4 and 5! It will be taught by one of the architects of the new Cub Scout program and he is coming prepared for your questions. Want to learn about Philmont and the training courses offered at the Philmont Training Center. Then sign up for class 151 offered session 4 and 5! What do Beavers, Bobwhites, Eagles, Foxes, Owls, Bears, Buffaloes, and Antelopes have to do with Scouting? Learn all you can about the advanced leader training Wood Badge in class 153 offered session 1!

12 Youth College Class # Class Name For Whom 1 2 Lunch Class Notes & Description 140 What is NYLT? and Youth Learn about the National Youth Leader Training course being offered by the Coronado Area Council. Class is open to anyone that wants to learn more about the program, how to prepare for it, and how to make the most of this training in your unit. 142 Go Beyond Basic Scout Knots: explore creative rope work including the Turk's Head, Advanced Knots and Youth Lashings monkey's fist, and other interesting knots. 143 Basic Knots Youth Learn the uses for and how to tie all the knots for Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class Boy Scout Ranks. 144 Don't know which way is north? Practical Basic Map and Youth advice that will come in handy on your next Compass hike. Bring your own compass. 145 Den Chief Training Youth Discover the role and responsibilities of the Den Chief in your Pack and Troop. Become a fully trained Den Chief by completing this course. 146 Dutch Oven Cooking Youth Learn time honored secrets of Dutch oven cooking. If you can cook it in an oven at home you can cook it in a Dutch Oven at camp. 147 Outdoor cooking is a cornerstone of the On the stove or over Scouting program. Learn cooking techniques the fire - outdoor Youth and tips and come away with a few great recipes. This class covers periods 1,2, and lunch. cooking Merit badges provide a means to explore subjects of interest that you may never have 148 How to earn a Merit thought about before. This class will take Youth Badge you through the Merit Badge Plan and help you understand the process of earning a Merit Badge. Are you a Patrol Leader? Want to be the 149 most effective leader you can be? Learn simple techniques that will make you an effec- Patrol Leader Youth Development tive and respected Patrol Leader. For Patrol Leaders only. 150 Life to Eagle Youth This course is for Life Scouts and their leaders and parents as they embark on the Eagle Trail. Learn about selecting an Eagle Project, the application and paperwork, and the board of review. 174 Team Building Games Youth Learn and have fun at the same time. Learn games that will help your youth leaders come together as a team.

13 Merit Badge College Class # Class Name Adult / Youth Session Energy Merit Badge Youth 602 Entrepreneurship Merit Badge Youth 603 Inventing Merit Badge Youth 604 Welding Merit Badge Youth 605 Sustainability Merit Badge Youth 606 Architecture Merit Badge Youth 607 Geocaching Merit Badge Youth 608 Robotics Merit Badge Youth 609 Electricity Merit Badge Youth 610 Mining in Society Merit Badge Youth 611 Plant Science Merit Badge Youth 612 Game Design Merit Badge Youth 613 Programming Merit Badge Youth 614 Inventing Merit Badge Youth 615 Movie Making Merit Badge Youth

14 Commissioner College 501 BCS 101 Introduction to Commissioner Science An overview of Commissioner service and the single most important resource - The Commissioner Fieldbook 502 BCS 103 Commissioner and the District Learn about the interaction of the commissioner with the district executive and district committee. Gain a better understanding of district and council operation. 503 BCS 107 Unit Journey to Excellence Learn about the elements of the Unit Journey to Excellence (JTE) and what it takes to ensure success in every unit. 504 BCS 114 Good Commissioner - Professional Relationships This special partnership is the core of Scouting success at a council and district level. Learn the qualities and tips that make volunteer-professional relationship work well. 505 BCS 119 Webelos to Scout Transition The transition of youth from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts is vital to the health of Scouting. This course will provide commissioners with knowledge to share with unit leaders to assist in the seamless transition of Webelos into Boy Scouts. 506 MCS 303 Commissioner Lifesaving I This course sets the stage for saving a unit and reviews the basic unit lifesaving tips. 507 MCS 309 Good Commissioners Need Both Head and Heart The objective of this course is to help commissioners reflect on some of the important qualities of good commissioner service (the head) and inspirational anecdotes to share with their fellow scouters (the heart). 508 MCS 318 Top 10 Ways to Ensure Good Commissioner Service This session is designed to help experienced commissioners renew their priorities and get back to the basics.

15 How to register for University of Scouting 1. Review the entire class catalog to check out all the classes you may be interested in taking. 2. Note the classes you are interested in and what session or sessions they are being taught. 3. Complete the online registration process available at Register on or before September 30th to take advantage of the $29 registration fee. The registration fee for participants increases to $39 on October Make your class selections early. Class sizes are limited. Online registration is your best option to get into the classes you want. Paper registrations will be entered as they are received. Please indicate a second and third choice of classes on the paper registration form. Some classes cover more than one period so plan accordingly. 5. Encourage your fellow leaders or other unit parents to attend University of Scouting. Why not host a full car pool? University of Scouting Permission Slip To be used by Scouts and Venturers age attending the University of Scouting. Scout a member of Crew/Troop # has my permission to attend the 2015 University of Scouting held at Fort Hays State University. My Scout will be under the leadership of (leaders name) during the University of Scouting. Parent / Guardian Signature Parent/Guardian Name Emergency Contact Phone Number Leader Signature This permission slip must be presented at Check-in by all Boy Scout and Venturing youth participants age that are not accompanied by their parent/guardian.

16 Coronado Area Council University of Scouting & College of Commissioner Science Registration Form Online registration is preferred as it will provide you with an instant registration confirmation. If you register using the paper form you will receive no confirmation and may have to select new classes during check-in. Register online at Name: Adult / Phone: Unit: District: Council: Our unit is camping at University of Scouting. YES / NO Please circle Some classes cover more Enter Class Name Enter Class Name Enter Class Name than one session and Number and Number and Number Session Time 1st Choice 2nd Choice 3rd Choice 1 9: : :45 4 2:00 5 3:15 Fees Due Registration (Postmarked on or before September 25, does NOT guarantee class selections) Late Fee (Postmarked after September 25) Optional T Shirt: Size Youth: S M L L Adult: S M L L 2L 3L Total Enclosed: $29 $10 $10 Return this registration form and fees to: Coronado Area Council, Attn: University of Scouting PO Box 912 Salina, KS Make checks payable to Coronado Area Council If mailing multiple registrations please use a separate form for each participant. All youth participants must bring the permission slip to University of Scouting.

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