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2017 University of Scouting Arts


2017 University of Scouting Arts
Date/Time
Registration Begins
3/10/2017 6:00 PM
Last Day To Register
4/13/2017
Location
38751 Bermont Rd.
Punta Gorda, FL 33982, US
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REGISTRATION CLOSES APRIL 13.  REGISTRATIONS RECEIVED AFTER APRIL 13TH WILL HAVE AN ADDITIONAL $10 FEE.  ALL FEES ARE DUE TO THE COUNCIL BY APRIL 20 - FEES NOT PAID ON TIME WILL BE SUBJECT TO A $10 LATE FEE.  Payments on-line may be made using either MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover. Payment may also be mailed in to the Southwest Florida Council Office.  Any unpaid fees will be charged the higher fee regardless of when you register.  You are not considered registered until your fees are paid. 

USA is an all adult Scout Leader training weekend geared to give you the latest information to take you to the next level of Scouting.  This is an alternative education program offering courses you will  not find at any other venue in Scouting.  From the basics to the very technical, we approach our educational program with enthusiastic idealism, years of on the job experience, and a deep commitment in offering youth the very best in Scout leader training. Be prepared for a weekend of learning, fellowship and fun!

Bring your personal camping gear: tent, sleeping bag, chair, cup/water bottle.

This year's USA theme is "Training in the Tropics".

The registration process must be completed to be registered.  Registration is NOT complete until the ONLINE form is received.

Cost:   On Time Registration (Full Weekend)  by April 13 - $25.00
           On Time Registration (Saturday Only) by April 13 - $15.00

           T-Shirts - $10 SM - XL, $15 2XL - 5XL
           Hats -      $15

No t-shirt orders will be accepted after April 13th.  Extra shirts may be available at Friendly Franklin's Trading Post.

Camp Miles is the host for this event.

Download Event Flyer.             Download the Taste of USA flyer here

          DOWNLOAD THE STUDENT HANDBOOK  HERE!

Download the Degree Requirements here.

Download the Course Descriptions here.

Download Course Schedule Overview

Understanding the USA Registration Options

Not sure what to do?

If this is your first year, the best course of action is to become a degree seeking student and choose the College of Scouting Arts. The classes are laid out in a manner that has been designed to take the adult leader through the Scouting program.

College of Scouting Arts – This breakdown of classes and degrees addresses the units. You will find classes that help leaders understand the methods of running a successful program from the Den, Pack, Patrol, Troop, and Crew level. Work through Bachelor, Master, Post Graduate and complete a project after the third year to earn your Doctorate. Choose Degree Seeking Student and let us know where you are in the Scouting program.

Saturday-only participants – Non-degree Program – For those experiencing USA for the day only. Select courses that interest you during the six class periods. You will not earn a degree but can earn a Participation Certificate. If you plan to attend a second year, it is possible to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in two years.

College of Advanced Studies – This college is for those who are interested in becoming an instructor at USA, teach local trainings, or be on a future Wood Badge, NYLT, or USA Staff. This class is usually started after completing your Doctorate of the College of Scouting Arts.

College of Continuing Studies – Have you already done it all? Have you met your goals? Are you teaching a class and have some time in between your classes? Continuing studies is the place for finding electives, experimental courses, advanced skills courses, and Hillcourt exploration.

Still need more help? Contact the Vice Chancellor of Academics – Gina Thomas at ginat1212@msn.com.

CANCELLATION POLICYOnce registration fees have been paid, an individual may become ill or otherwise be unable to attend an event. Since the event has already incurred expenses related to the activity such as program supplies, food, patches, etc., event fees are non-refundable & non-transferrable.  An exception will be made if a request is received in writing or email (not phone) and submitted to the Southwest Florida Council Office by the individual no less than 72 hrs. before the date of the event.  In some cases, only a partial refund can be made. Refunds for inclement weather will be made only if the event is cancelled.  No refunds are given for credit card processing fees.

 

Cost
$25.00 per Participant - Full Weekend
$15.00 per Participant - Saturday Only
Late fee
After 4/13/2017 a fee of $10.00 will apply to all Participant - Full Weekend Registrants.
After 4/13/2017 a fee of $10.00 will apply to all Participant - Saturday Only Registrants.
Cancellation Policy
Once registration fees have been paid, an individual may become ill or otherwise be unable to attend an event. Since the event has already incurred expenses related to the activity such as program supplies, food, patches, etc., event fees are non-refundable & non-transferrable. An exception will be made if a request is received in writing or email (not phone) and submitted to the Southwest Florida Council Office by the individual no less than 72 hrs. before the date of the event. In some cases, only a partial refund can be made. Refunds for inclement weather will be made only if the event is cancelled. No refunds are given for credit card processing fees.