University of Scouting Merit Badge College

Saturday, October 15, 2016

7:00AM - 4:30PM

Welcome Scouts & Fellow Scouters

On Behalf of Anthony Wayne Area Council, we would like to thank you for the time you spend helping our youth, and for taking time out from your busy schedule to attend this year’s University of Scouting/ Merit Badge College. A trained leader is a great way to grow the scouting movement.

Our staff has put together another amazing program this year with over 60 useful and relevant classes to choose from, as well as numerous merit badge opportunities. You will gain knowledge and skills to take back to your unit to help enhance your program. You may even find some great new scouting friends.

As Co-Chancellors, we would like to thank all of our staff and instructors for putting together a great program this year. We would also like to thank Ivy Tech for making their facility available for our event.

Co-Chancellors University of Scouting/ Merit Badge College
Don Golden
Shannon Bleakney

General Information

This Year’s University of Scouting and Merit Badge College are co-sponsored by the Anthony Wayne Area Council and Ivy Tech Community College. The Ivy Tech campus has unlimited access for those with special needs. As Ivy Tech provides the classrooms for University of Scouting, we must remember to be respectful of the university’s property at all times. Ivy Tech classes are also in session during our University of Scouting experience.

  • Adult Classes are all within a single building on the Ivy Tech Coliseum Boulevard campus for your convenience.
  • Class sizes may be limited due to room size or activity. Courses offered address National, Regional, Council and District programs with emphasis on local council concerns and other pertinent topics. Participants select courses they wish to attend. Certain courses are offered on a rotating basis.
  • Ivy Tech is a Smoke Free Campus. NO SMOKING IS ALLOWED ON CAMPUS PROPERTY.
  • All new leaders should complete “Youth Protection” and “Basic Training” for their position prior to University of Scouting to gain maximum benefit of the University’s supplemental training.
  • Please Wear Full BSA Field (formerly known as Class A) Uniform;
  • Bring Pen or Pencil, notebook for taking notes, and ability to be flexible.

What To Do When You Get There

When you arrive on the Ivy Tech Coliseum Boulevard Campus, make sure you follow the signs directing you the most convenient parking. Once you enter the main doors by the flagpoles, you will be directed where to go. Registration will begin at 7:00 am and will close at 7:55 am. Anyone arriving after registration closes will be required to go to the help desk for late registration and check-in.


Silver Beaver Lunch

Lunch will be served in Room 1640 beginning at 11:45 am. Grilled chicken, baked beans, baked potato, salad, and dessert will be served. Please make certain you have obtained your meal no later than 12:30 pm. Classes will resume at 1:25 pm, so relax, network with fellow Scouters and visit Mr. Dixon in the Scout Shop.

Scout Shop

The Scout Shop will be located just off of the main entrance near the security desk. The Director of the Scout Shop, Bill Dixon, has done his best to bring you the best Scout Shopping experience possible on this day. If you don’t see it there - just ask!  In addition to the traditional Scout Shop items, there will be Wood Badge and Order of the Arrow items available. Bring your cash, checkbook, or credit card and enjoy the one-stop shopping that will be available.