Frequently Asked Questions

What is Scouting University?

Scouting University a program run by Elizabethtown College’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE).  It is a day of learning and fun for both Boy and Girl Scouts from various regions to earn 2 merit badges in 1 day on the Elizabethtown College campus. The badges are taught by students, faculty, and school affiliates, in a morning and afternoon session. Scouting University sessions cover a wide variety of badge topics, from first aid and self defense to computers , crafts, science, business, and ethics. It is an excellent chance for Scouts to earn up to 2 badges in 1 day and meet fellow Scouts from surrounding areas.

How many Scouts participate in Scouting University?

Last year, about 550 Boy and Girl Scouts attended Scouting University. In the 10 year history of Scouting University, we have had over 3000 Scouts attend the event, many returning every year. We are looking forward to a successful 10th year of this annual event with another 600 Boy and Girl Scouts.

When is Scouting University?

Scouting University 2013 is being held on Saturday, February 9th, 2013. Check-in will start around 7:15am, and the closing ceremonies will end around 6 PM. You will receive a detailed schedule once you are registered for the event.

What badges are offered during Scouting University?

A complete list of available badges will be posted on the Scouting University Website before the event. Badges are assigned in a first come – first served order through the SU Online Registration system. When signing-up for badges, be sure to follow instructions carefully to ensure that you sign-up for the proper badge.

Who runs Scouting University?

The Elizabethtown College Students in Free Enterprise (EC SIFE) team coordinates Scouting University. Badges are taught by Elizabethtown College Students, Faculty and Staff, local scout leaders, and other community volunteers. EC SIFE strives to spread the benefits of free enterprise to our community, as well to those around the world. To find out more about EC SIFE, click here.

How do I register for Scouting University?

Registration will open on in early October 2012. Visit Scouting University’s homepage or Facebook page to find the link to register for badges.  An email will be sent out to everyone on the mailing list regarding registration.

How do I join the mailing list for Scouting University?

To join the mailing list, simply email and request to be added.

How much does it cost to attend Scouting University?

Scouting University fees cover the costs of the event, including lunch and a “Scouting University” patch. The following prices for the event are subject to change.

  • Scout Full-Day Session: 2 Badges(w/ Lunch & Patch): $35.00
  • Scout Half-Day Session: 1 Badge (w/ Lunch & Patch) $20.00
  • Adult Leaders and Guests (Cost of Lunch): $13.00

Scouting University will be held rain or shine.


Where is Scouting University located?

Scouting University is held on Elizabethtown College’s scenic campus located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Elizabethtown is located approximately half-way between Harrisburg and Lancaster.
For driving directions and a map, click on the Driving Directions link on the left.
We are only 15 minutes from the Harrisburg East exit of the PA turnpike, and 25 minutes from the Reading exit.

If I have any other questions about Scouting University, who do I contact?

First, check the Scouting University website, where you will find answers to many of your questions. You should read all available materials before registering. If you have any additional questions, comments or concerns, feel free to contact the Scouting University Directors and their team by email:

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