University of Scouting, Pisachi Training


Jan 20, 2018 7:00 am to 3:30 pm



Broadmoor High School
10100 Goodwood Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70815



On behalf of the Istrouma Area Council and the Council Training Committee, we welcome you to the 5th Annual Pisachi University of Scouting.

Native Americans who spoke Muskogean and/or Choctaw were native to this area and south Mississippi. Evidence of our Native American roots are all around us.  Istrouma, Houma, Tunica, Bayougoula, Tchefuncte and Bogalusa are just a few examples of our everyday use of Muskogean and the Choctaw languages.  In Choctaw Pisachi loosely translates to “to teach.”  Literally it means “to cause one to see.”  It is our hope that Pisachi University of Scouting will open some eyes and teach the skills and/or knowledge needed to provide a better program for the youth of the Istrouma Area Council and the Boy Scouts of America!

We have organized a single day packed with a year’s worth of fun, program ideas, and information – the largest single training event for adult leaders in Istrouma Area Council. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and share ideas with other like-minded friends of Scouting throughout the area. We encourage you to use your time between classes for networking – meet up with old friends, make new friends, and enjoy a great lunch.

Of course, we could not do this without the exceptional dedication and support of many volunteers. From instructors to the administrative staff, I thank you for your efforts to make this a spectacular event. I also thank those who came before me and put together a great program. Their efforts, coupled with ideas from other Council’s Universities of Scouting across the BSA, make for a tremendous training opportunity!

This document has all the information you’ll need to plan your day and to be prepared. Please take a few minutes to review so that you can learn how to read the schedules and understand how you can pre-plan your classes. When it comes time to register, you will have all the information you need. Should you still have questions, please feel free to contact me by sending an email to Regardless of your program, please be sure to review the College of General Studies class offerings as there is something there for everyone!

You MUST check in at the Registration Table regardless if you have pre-registered or not.

Check-in tables will be clearly marked.

On behalf of the youth in the Istrouma Area Council – a sincere THANK YOU for joining us! By your registration you have indicated your dedication to the principle that “every Scout deserves a trained leader”.

Robert M Bishop,

Chancellor Pisachi University of Scouting

Peter Davidson,

Chairman Istrouma Area Council Training Committee


Please fill out the Registration form on page 12 of this packet completely and circle the classes that you are interested in then send via mail or email to the service center.  

To download complete registration packet CLICK HERE.

Online registration will NOT be available for this event. Please make a copy of the Registration form for your records as well.


The cost for the Pisachi University of Scouting is:

  • Registration on or before January 12, 2018:      $18 per person (lunch included)
  • Registration January 13 – January 20, 2018:    $25 per person (lunch included)