University of Scouting

Event Details

January20
Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 7:30am to 5:00pm
LDS Church
1475 Edgewood Rd, Redwood City, CA 94062
Offering 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 fun activities for Scouting of all ages. Click the Resources Tab to view the Participants Guide. Full Class List is found there and under the Activities Tab. (LG 8/25/17)

Activity Information

Cubmaster and Asst Cubmaster Position-Specific

Audience: Adults

Learn how to run a successful Pack Meeting.  Fulfills requirements to be a Cubmaster or Assistant Cubmaster.

Sessions
 
Title: Blocks 1 and 2

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant

Den Leader Position-Specific

Audience: Adults

Learn how to run a great Den Meeting.  In conjunction with YPT, this course fulfills requirements to be a Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear or Webelos Den Leader.

Sessions
 
Title: Blocks 1 and 2

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant

Pack Committee Challenge

Audience: Adults

Learn what it takes to support and conduct a successful Cub Scout Pack. In conjunction with YPT, this course fulfills requirements to be officially trained as a Pack Committee Chairman or Committee Member. 

Sessions
 
Title: Blocks 1 and 2

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant
Full

Wilderness First Aid

Audience: Adults
The PARATUS INSTITUTE Presents CPR and/or Wilderness First Aid Certification

This WFA offering is unique in that it allows you to complete half the course in advance at your own pace followed by one long, intensive classroom / field practicum day.  The WFA course fulfills requirements for BSA High Adventure Trips.

You must have all the online course materials, including the final exam, completed before the class begins on January 20. If you are taking CPR on January 20, and have completed the online portion, you will be given the hands-on test during the beginning of class.

Register with the Paratus Institute: http://classes.paratusinstitute.com/
$125 for WFA Certification
$25 for CPR Certification

To access the online prerequisites for these hands-on classes, please follow these directions:
1. Login: Visit http://classes.paratusinstitute.com/ and select “Upcoming Courses”. On the page of current courses, select “Wilderness First Aid” or “CPR” as desired.  If you are a returning student, please skip the Account Creation step and log in directly.  If you are a new student, please read the right side of the login page and then click the green button “Create new account”.
2. Account Creation: New students must register with the Institute. On the right side of the login page, read the details on the right side of the login page, click the ‘Create New Account’ button, and provide the required information on that page. This will generate a confirmation email with a link that establishes your username and password.
3. WFA Enrollment: Following the link in the confirmation email will take you back to the Paratus Institute site as a registered student. You may then select the WFA course.  The next page allows you to select your payment method and complete payment.  You need to be ready with PayPal or Credit or Debit Card information when you register.  This payment enrolls you in the selected course. After paying, you will be connected with the course material.
4. CPR Enrollment: If you are enrolling in CPR/AED, you must repeat step 3 again to select that course. Start again at http://classes.paratusinstitute.com/, then select the CPR course and complete the payment page. Unlike with the WFA course, access to the ECSI- or ASHI- CPR/AED course material is granted manually and may take a few days.
Feedback: Although we have worked very hard to make it bug free, there are no guarantees. Please contact the Paratus Institute with any issues as soon as they happen so they may be addressed promptly.
Sessions
Full
Title: All Day Class

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant
Cancelled

Venturing Position-Specific

Audience: Adults
This is required training for Venturing Advisor and Assistant Venturing Advisors.
This course provides you with the basic information and tools needed to advise a successful Crew.
The combination of Venturing Youth Protection, IOLS, and this course fulfills the requirements to be officially trained as a Venturing Advisor or Assistant Venturing Advisor.
Sessions
Cancelled
Title: Blocks 1 and 2

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant

Scoutmaster Position-Specific

Audience: Adults
This is required training for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters.
This course provides you with the basic information and tools needed to lead a successful Boy Scout Troop.
The combination of Youth Protection, IOLS, and this course fulfills the requirements to be officially trained as a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster.
Sessions
 
Title: Blocks 1 and 2

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant

Troop Committee Challenge

Audience: Adults
Are you a committee chairman or on the Troop Committee?  This is the course for you!  Come and learn how to divide the roles of the Troop Committee so many hands make light work.
The combination of Youth Protection and this course fulfills the requirements to be officially trained as a Committee Chair or Committee Member.
Sessions
 
Title: Blocks 1 and 2

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant

Internet Scouting Resources

Audience: Adults
Beyond eLearning and Training Validation, there are many new online resources on this website, including tour plan completion, dashboards, service hours reporting, and BeAScout unit PIN management.  This course will review how you can use these tools to your unit's advantage.
Sessions
 
Title: Block 3

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 12:45 PM to 1:40 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant

Unit Finances

Audience: Adults

Are you the Unit Treasurer or on the Unit Committee?  This is the source for you.  Learn how to set up and maintain unit finances effectively and without getting in trouble.

Sessions
 
Title: Block 4

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 1:45 PM to 2:40 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant

Meeting Council LDS Leadership

Audience: Adults
Join the Council and LDS leaders for a discussion of how Scouting works within the LDS Church.
Sessions
 
Title: Block 3

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 12:45 PM to 1:40 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant

Family Scouting

Audience: Adults
Join us for a discussion on Family Scouting from a BSA perspective.
Sessions
 
Title: Block 4

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 1:45 PM to 2:40 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant

Patrol Method

Audience: Adults
Tips for leaders to help Scouts create patrol spirit and achieve Baden-Powell’s goal of a youth-led and adult guided troop.
Sessions
 
Title: Block 3

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 12:45 PM to 1:40 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant

Trail to First Class

Audience: Adults
Have you heard that the success of a Scout is dependent on reaching First Class Rank during his first year of Scouting?  Learn how to implement a Trail to First Class program for your Troop.
Sessions
 
Title: Block 5

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 2:45 PM to 3:40 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant

Troop Leadership Training

Audience: Adults
Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) is a Boy Scout leadership course done at the troop level.  The training program is led by SM/ASM/SPL to improve the leadership skills of all boy leaders within the troop. This course is focused on helping ILST planners and trainers, plan for the training and provide useful tools and tips to prepare and deliver an effective program.
Sessions
 
Title: Block 4

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 1:45 PM to 2:40 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant

Order of the Arrow-Unit Benefits

Audience: Adults
This session will provide an overview of the Order of the Arrow - Scouting's National Honor Society.  We will discuss its role in Scouting, benefits to the council, units and individual Scouts as well as how to work with the local lodge.  We will also review the OA Troop Representative leadership position, its purpose and how to maximize effectiveness for your unit.
Sessions
 
Title: Block 5

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 2:45 PM to 3:40 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant

Cub Scout Adventures

Audience: Adults
Learn how to streamline your Den Meeting, Pack Meetings and Pack Activities to incorporate the Cub Scout Adventures for advancement.
Sessions
 
Title: Block 5

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 2:45 PM to 3:40 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant

Lion Cub Training

Audience: Adults
Here come the LIONS! Learn how adding kinder aged boys to your pack can be a Roaring success. We will talk about changes from the pilot program to now, how to incorporate younger boys into your pack, and meeting ideas.
Sessions
 
Title: Block 3

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 12:45 PM to 1:40 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant
Cancelled

Den Meeting Pizazz

Audience: Adults
Put some life into your Den Meetings and make Den Meetings fun and interesting!
Sessions
Cancelled
Title: Block 4

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 1:45 PM to 2:40 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant

Geocaching in Scouting - Classroom

Audience: Adults

(This classroom session is a prerequisite for the Outdoor course)

Learn how to use a GPS (global positioning system) to go on outdoor treasure hunts.  The use of GPS is becoming increasingly common - for navigation, for safety and for fun.  This class will show you how to use a GPS for geocaching.
Sessions
 
Title: Block 4

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 1:45 PM to 2:40 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant

Lighten Your Pack Without Breaking the Bank

Audience: Adults
Your backpack can make the difference between a fun trek and a not so fun trek. Learn strategies for taking less stuff and the right stuff.
Sessions
 
Title: Block 2

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant

Geocaching in Scouting - Outdoors

Audience: Adults

(The Classroom course is a prerequisite for this Outdoor course)

Hands-on outdoors treasure hunt!  You just attended the classroom session and can't wait to put your newly acquired skills to a test.  This is your chance! Bring your own GPS or borrow one or ours and go out into the field to find hidden treasure boxes (geocaches).  Knowing the co-ordinates is often only the first step.  Finding the treasure takes often a curious mind willing to explore and think.
Sessions
 
Title: Block 5

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 2:45 PM to 3:40 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant

Preparing for Philmont

Audience: Adults
Philmont is different from other treks. Learn about The Philmont Way, preparing your crew, preparing yourself, and taking tax deductions.
Sessions
 
Title: Block 1

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 10:25 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant

Great Local Backpacking

Audience: Adults
We are surrounded by mountain ranges. Where to hike? Get some ideas and share your favorites. We can even suggest a couple of 50 Milers in our back yard.
Sessions
 
Title: Block 3

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 12:45 PM to 1:40 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant

Crew Leadership for High Adventure

Audience: Adults
Your high adventure crew will be lead by a Scout or Venturer, not you. We'll share strategies for developing leadership before the trek and on the trek.
Sessions
 
Title: Block 4

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 1:45 PM to 2:40 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant

Guiding a Crew through Meal Planning

Audience: Adults

Planning meals for a wilderness 50-miler in the Sierras or Trinities (or even Henry Coe) can be a real challenge. Learn how to eat well without breaking the bank (i.e., avoiding the pre-packaged freeze dried meals), getting bored (“Ramen again?”), or adding a ton of weight to your pack, all while minimizing the cleanup chores.

Sessions
 
Title: Block 5

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 2:45 PM to 3:40 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant

How to teach First Aid to Youth

Audience: Adults
Learning is a hands-on activity.  This is not a basic first aid class but one where you learn how to teach First Aid.  Come and learn how to make First Aid fun for your youth.  This class is designed to provide ways to make Cub and Boy Scout First Aid interesting and relevant to youth.
Sessions
 
Title: Block 5

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 2:45 PM to 3:40 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant

Basic Knots: Memorable Way

Audience: Adults

You will learn fun, easy and memorable ways to bend rope into practical knots that your scouts will love to learn.  Knothead Andy Olson is a student of rope and has learned how to make rope work fun and memorable.  As a group, we will slowly and methodically break down the smallest steps in tying and show multiple approaches to creating the Scout required knots.  We will make this class so fun you will look forward to showing your newly found skills to your scouts!

Sessions
 
Title: Block 1

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 10:25 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant

Advanced Knots: Knot Drama

Audience: Adults

With this class, we continue our journey beyond the basic rope skills by adding a few layers to create confidence and patience with the knot structure - we will go through why certain knots are in the Scout handbook and why some knots are dangerous.  We will also with add some knots that are not in the handbook but are great tools that you can use to motivate your scouts back at your meetings.  All participants will receive a 6-foot ceremonial personal rope to take home and practice with.  Sign up for this class and get on your path to becoming a Knothead!

Sessions
 
Title: Block 2

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 10:30 AM to 11:55 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant

Orienteering in Scouting

Audience: Adults
Learn how to use a map and compass to have fun outdoors. Finding your way with a map is an essential skill for any scout.  This class will show you how to teach scouts the basic skills and where to take them orienteering.
Sessions
 
Title: Block 3

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 12:45 PM to 1:40 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant
Full

CPR/AED

Audience: Adults
The PARATUS INSTITUTE Presents CPR

You must have all the online course materials completed before the class begins on January 20. You will be given the hands-on test during the beginning of class.

The University of Scouting registration fee covers food and facilities

Register with the Paratus Institute: http://classes.paratusinstitute.com/
$125 for WFA Certification
$25 for CPR Certification

To access the online prerequisites for these hands-on classes, please follow these directions:
1. Login: Visit http://classes.paratusinstitute.com/ and select “Upcoming Courses”. On the page of current courses, select “Wilderness First Aid” or “CPR” as desired.  If you are a returning student, please skip the Account Creation step and log in directly.  If you are a new student, please read the right side of the login page and then click the green button “Create new account”.
2. Account Creation: New students must register with the Institute. On the right side of the login page, read the details on the right side of the login page, click the ‘Create New Account’ button, and provide the required information on that page. This will generate a confirmation email with a link that establishes your username and password.
3. WFA Enrollment: Following the link in the confirmation email will take you back to the Paratus Institute site as a registered student. You may then select the WFA course.  The next page allows you to select your payment method and complete payment.  You need to be ready with PayPal or Credit or Debit Card information when you register.  This payment enrolls you in the selected course. After paying, you will be connected with the course material.
4. CPR Enrollment: If you are enrolling in CPR/AED, you must repeat step 3 again to select that course. Start again at http://classes.paratusinstitute.com/, then select the CPR course and complete the payment page. Unlike with the WFA course, access to the ECSI- or ASHI- CPR/AED course material is granted manually and may take a few days.
Feedback: Although we have worked very hard to make it bug free, there are no guarantees. Please contact the Paratus Institute with any issues as soon as they happen so they may be addressed promptly.
Sessions
Full
Title: Block 0

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Available to these Registration Types
Participant