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.