The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. This program is provided directly to the youth through local units supported by Councils.

The purpose of Lord Baden-Powell University of Scouting (LBPU) is to provide introductory, supplemental, and advanced training for ALL functions related to commissioner service, membership, finance, and program for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing, Varsity, and Sea Scouting. Much of the specialization provided only at LBPU is the strength found in our offering this innovative curriculum. LBPU is there to augment the training programs existing within the local councils.

Some courses meet training requirements for various awards, including Commissioner Arrowhead, Scouter's Key, and Doctorate of Commissioner Science.   Courses offered address National, Regional, and Area programs of emphasis, local council concerns, and pertinent topics.  Certain courses are offered on a rotational basis.

Since 1990, LBPU has awarded over 3,000 non-accredited degrees, including more than 230 Doctoral Degrees and 130 Fellows of Scouting.




Contact Us

Emily Cross

LBPU Staff Adviser
Blackhawk Area Council- BSA

2820 McFarland Road
Rockford, IL 61107

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