University of Scouting

Fellow Scouters,

As you all know, Scouting is a fantastic program that assists our youth in physical and mental development.  The Boy Scouts of America further defines this in their mission statement:To prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the scout oath and law

Our role as leaders of these young people is to teach and guide them by our words, actions, and examples.  It’s a daunting and sometimes intimidating experience but, in the end, it’s well worth the effort of your “hour a week”.  The BSA has programs to assist you in your role as a leader.  It starts with Youth Protection and position specific training.  That’s a great beginning but sometimes we need to expand our knowledge of different subject areas or venture into learning something new to stay relevant in this ever changing world.  The Jersey Shore Council University of Scouting can help deliver that knowledge in a fun, friendly, and relaxed atmosphere.

As Dean of the 2017 JSC University of Scouting, I would like to invite you to join us at the Russell Brackman Middle School in Barnegat on March 4, 2017.  There will be an abundance of hands on, interactive classes offered throughout this one day adventure in Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Commissioner College, and general knowledge disciplines.  You are not limited to just your area of scouting and may find other courses exciting and intriguing, so feel free to explore all that University has to offer. We will be allowing scouts that are at least 13 years old and first class to attend this year to start to develop their leadership skills as well.

The online registration process is open with the full course catalog available to choose your courses.  Pre registration is required for all classes.  It not only allows you to plan your day in advance, but it also help our instructors better prepare for course materials they might need.  Some courses are limited in size, so the earlier you sign up the better your chances are of ensuring your spot.  I encourage you to expand your knowledge and utilize this one day training to further enhance your scouting skills and knowledge.

I hope to see you all at the 2017 Jersey Shore Council University of Scouting.  Please help spread the word.   If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact me at  

Yours in Scouting,
Brandon Page
Dean JSC University of Scouting


Utilizing the Course Catalog

The purpose of the course catalog is to help you successfully plan your day at University.  It includes a listing of each course available.  Each listing includes the course name, number, description, and period or periods offered.  Some courses run over multiple periods or may require a small additional fee, so please take that into consideration when going through the catalog and planning your day.

There will be an opening and closing ceremony as well as lunch included in your day.  The opening will feature a key note speaker to speak briefly about being prepared in general with  more in depth classes being offered later in the day to suit your specific concerns or questions.  A light breakfast will be served.  A lunch period will be offered halfway through the day to take a break, socialize with other scouters, and to visit our midway representatives from area organizations and businesses.  Our closing ceremony features door prizes donated by the businesses from the midway.  You must be present to win.

As you go through the registration process, sign up for the course that most interests you for the period offered.  Included in this packet is a personal course schedule for you to fill out to bring with you as well as a map of the school and directions.

We hope this provides you with all the information needed to successfully plan your day at JSC University of Scouting.  Hope to see you there!

File Name Description
2017 Course Catalog Descriptions of all courses Download
Brackman School map Map of the locations of each class Download
Instructors Listing of all instructors and classes Download
Personal Schedule Editable Excel file that you can use to pick your classes Download
University schedule Overall Scedule for the University Download