Program

We want to see you at Scouting U!!

What is it?

The Scout motto is “Be Prepared.” As Scout leaders, we need to be prepared to give all Scouts the best program and leadership possible. Scouting U is one of the premier training events in the council. As a one day event, it is the easiest way to prepare adult leaders to deliver the best possible Scouting programs and supplement the training of any Scouter, from novice to the most experienced. Scouting U offers courses in different colleges:

  • College of Boy Scouting
  • College of Cub Scouting
  • College of Exploring
  • College of Commissioner Science
  • College of Council Operations
  • General Education
  • Order of the Arrow Lodge Leader Development

Participants will be able to enroll in any of the courses being offered. Some courses span the entire day, while other courses only last 50 minutes.

Council Awards Luncheon

Each year we recognize Scouts and Scouters throughout our council and district that make an impact. At this lunch, the Black Hills Area Council will present individuals with the District Award of Merit and Silver Beaver for their contribution to Scouting. Additional awards presented will be: Board Member of the Year, Council Committee of the Year, Cubmaster of the Year, Scoutmaster of the Year, Assistant Scoutmaster of the Year, Crew Advisor of the Year, Committee Member of the Year, Post Advisor of the Year, Sparkplug Awards, Pack of the Year, Troop of the Year, Crew of the Year, Post of the Year, Scouting Family of the Year, Popcorn Awards, Veteran Awards, and other awards. All paid Scouting U participants will receive a ticket to the Council Awards Luncheon. To attend the luncheon only, please select the “Luncheon Only” registration option on the online registration.

Youth Protection Training Required

All adults must be current in Youth Protection Training before attending any class. Adults who show up not current in Youth Protection Training will be required to attend Youth Protection Training during period 1.

Class Listing

The following courses are being offered at the 2018 Scouting U. Some classes span multiple periods. Please see the event Guide, under “attachments.”

  • College of Commissioner Science
    • Commissioner Basic Training
  • College of Boy Scouting
    • Scoutmaster Position Specifics
    • Troop Committee Challenge
    • Merit Badge Counselor Training
    • OA for the Non-Arrowman
    • Intro To outdoor Leader Skills
  • College of Venturing
    •  All Venturing Leader Specific
  • College of Cub Scouting
    • All Cub Leader Specifics Training
    • Events for Packs
    • Cub Scout Advancement Basics
    • Day Camp Information Session
    • Year Round Cub Scout Recruitment
    • Baloo
  • College of Council Operations
    • Youth Protection Training
    • Council Annual Business Meeting
    • Charter Organization Representative Training
    • Fundamentals of Training
    • Online Resources training
  • College of Exploring
    • Exploring Training
  • General Classes
    • Life to Eagle
    • Emphasizing Duty to God
    • Selecting Quality Leaders
    • Webelos to scout transistion
    • Unit Journey to Excellence
    • Unit Council Finances
    • Standard First Aid, CPE, & AED Certification (Extra $15)
  • Youth Offerings (Intended to help facilitate program for Scouts that have parents attending Scouting U)
    • Intro to Leadership Skills for Troops
    • High Adventure and Summer Camp
  • OA- Lodge Leader Development
    • Nuts & Bolts : Lodge Policies and Procedures
    • Effective Ceremonies
    • Reaching out : Using the OA Troop Rep Program
    • Inductions Principles and Sequence
    • Keys to Delegation
    • Becoming an officer and Advisor

Event Fees

Tuition (Includes Lunch)
The tuition fee is $25.00 per person if paid by January 13, 2018, at 11:45PM. Fees paid after January 13, 2018, at 11:45PM will be $35.00 per person.

Council Awards Luncheon Only
Participants have the option of only attending the awards lunch. The cost is $20.00 per person if paid by January 13, 2018, at 11:45PM. Fees paid after January 13, 2018 at 11:45PM will be $30.00 per person.

Registration

Individuals and units may register online by visiting https://scoutingevent.com/695-2018ScoutingU.

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Annual Passes are Here

Annual passes have arrived at the Black Hills Area Council! These passes cover council events (see list below) throughout 2017 and make the perfect popcorn prize or present this holiday season. Purchase your Annual Passes at the Scout Service Center now through December 31, 2016.

What are Annual Passes?

Brand new this year, Annual Passes are a way for both youth and adults to pre-purchase council events. By purchasing an Annual Pass, the pass holder will save money in the long run over paying for event fees as council events happen. Approximate savings are listed below for each type of annual pass.

How Does it Work?

Upon purchase at the Scout Service Center, you will receive a business card size pass with your name on the back. In addition to the pass, you will receive a paper with various voucher codes on them. This is the important part of your pass. On this paper will be all the events included on your pass with a voucher code next to it. When it is time to register for an event, you will need to give the event’s voucher code for the pass holder to the person who is registering the unit for the event. If you are registering as an individual, you can enter the voucher code yourself.

Voucher codes will subtract the pass holder’s base registration cost. Each voucher code is specific to the event and specific to the pass holder.

Types of Annual Passes

Boy Scout Youth Annual Pass – $175.00
  • Klondike Derby
  • Merit Badge Midway
  • Spring Camporee
  • Summer Days
  • Pilgrimage
  • Fall Festival
Boy Scout Adult Annual Pass – $90.00
  • Scouting University
  • Council Awards Luncheon
  • Klondike Derby
  • Merit Badge Midway
  • Spring Camporee
  • Pilgrimage
  • Fall Festival
Cub Scout Youth Annual Pass – $140.00
  • Council Pinewood Derby
  • Spring Camporee
  • Resident Camp
  • Pilgrimage
  • Fall Festival
Cub Scout Adult Annual Pass – $60.00
  • Scouting University
  • Council Awards Luncheon
  • Spring Camporee
  • Pilgrimage
  • Fall Festival

*Pass does not include Cub Scout Resident Camp for 2017. Expect Resident Camp adult fee to be $20 per adult.

Program Policies & Rules

  1. The sale of an annual pass is final. No refunds will be permitted, for any situation including medical and family emergencies.
  2. Annual Passes are non-transferable. Passes are only valid and are to be only used by the pass holder. Use by someone other than the pass holder will result in the termination of the annual pass.
  3. Annual passes are not pro-rated.
  4. Based upon the type of annual pass, the pass holder will receive admission to certain events. Failure to attend an included event will not result in a refund.
  5. The 2017 annual pass is good for the events listed.
  6. Annual pass cards should be carried by the individual during events for verification purposes.
  7. Annual passes are sold for the following year during the months of September, October, November, and December during normal business hours at our Scout Service Center.
  8. Voucher codes will expire after the conclusion of the last event that is included in the annual pass.
  9. The annual pass covers base registration costs. Additional, optional, fees for classes, transportation, food, etc is not covered by the annual pass.

Questions?

Contact us at 605-342-2824 or send Bryan Combs an email at bryan.combs@scouting.org.

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