University of Scouting

University of Scouting 2016 - Canceled

On Tuesday, January 5th, the San Francisco Bay Area Council Training Committee decided to cancel the 2016 University of Scouting . This decision was based on several factors, including an inability to properly secure a suitable location as well as an insufficient number of volunteers to help coordinate and staff our many class offerings.

As you know, the Boy Scouts of America is a non-profit organization that has always heavily relied on volunteer participation to provide quality programs to the many adults and youth that benefit from the scouting movement.

We apologize for any inconvenience however, and hope that you will see our decision positively and support it.

Even though we have cancelled this year’s course, we intend to begin planning immediately on a grand 2017 University of Scouting program. You are invited to help our volunteer-base team.

Many hands make light work for all.

For more information about the University of Scouting or to find out how you can help our training, camping, membership, advancement, or other scouting program needs, please feel free contact our Council Training Committee at:

Thank you and have a nice year ahead.

Yours in Scouting,

Jeff Biehl
Council Training Committee Chairman/volunteer
San FranciscoBay Area Council


What is UoS and what do we offer? 

There are a wide variety of courses from basic training for the new volunteer leader, to supplemental "how to" courses in both unit planning and management, and scout skills, to getting off the worn and beaten path for an outdoor adventure and relaxation.  These courses are not limited to the leaders, but are offered to any adult (associated with scouts) interested in spicing up their outdoor experience.

Who should attend University of Scouting?

EVERY Scout Leader: Den Leader, Tiger Cub Den Leader, Cubmasters, Pack Committee Leader, Troop Committee Leader, Scoutmaster, Venture Crew Leader, Commissioners, Assistant Leader, Youth Leader, EVERY Parent supporting a scout and/or a unit, Venturing Youth, Boy Scout (First class, age 12 and up) . . . . . . YOU!! 


Coming Soon!

What's a University of Scouting Degree?

It's the progressive patch recognition program for the SFBAC UoS.  We encourage you to attend more than once by offering new courses each year.  Complete the required classes and turn in your form before 1pm on Saturday or fill out the online application to speed up the process:

UoS Degree online application

UoS Degree paper application

For other questions contact Michelle Rodriguez for more information. 510-577-9214

You can also sign up for classes at the University of Scouting - in person.

Remember.....BE PREPARED.  It's not just the Scout Motto, but an excellent way to ensure a smooth registration at the University of Scouting.