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Some 1,000 Boy Scouts to converge at SIUE

The Greater St. Louis Area Council for the Boy Scouts of America will host its annual University of Scouting event at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Morris University Center, Peck Hall and Science East on Saturday, Jan. 18.

Approximately 1,000 scouts and adults are expected to attend and receive training for all levels of scouting.

The University of Scouting is designed to provide knowledge about many areas of the Boy Scouts of America and its programs. “University of Scouting is a day-long event that offers the widest variety of training opportunities, in all program areas, all in one place,” said Cory Reeves, event chancellor. “Offering more than 130 classes, attendees will find just about anything to do with scouting.”

A welcome ceremony begins the agenda at 8:45 a.m. A vendor fair will be available. Among the wide variety of courses offered are leadership training, special needs scouting, STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) topics, teaching and training, scouting skills and merit badges. The class schedule is available at

For more information about the Boy Scouts of America, visit To contact the Greater St. Louis Area Council, call 314-361-0600 or visit

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