National Youth Leader Training (NYLT)

NYLT is a must for new Senior Patrol Leaders and Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders or any older Scout in your troop that shows the potential for such a position to learn about leadership and the running of a Scout troop by the patrol method. Held at Bert Adams Scout Reservation in the summer and a course between Christmas and New Year’s Day, this course is run by Scouts with adult guidance, just like a Scout troop would be run in their home troops.


Troop Junior Leader Training

This one-day workshop is conducted by the Scoutmaster for his junior leaders is called Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST). Offered at the unit level.

Den Chief Training

The Den Chief who completes this program will be better able to function in the position. This training provides the Den Chief with ideas for carrying out the responsibilities successfully. Offered at the Pack, Troop, District and Council level.

Venturing Leadership Skills Course

This course has been designed to be run by the crew Advisor and officers to teach leadership skills to the entire crew. Completion of this course is a requirement for a youth earning the Silver Award. Browse the Council  Calendar for this course.

Venturing Crew Orientation Course

Venturing is a program where high-school age boys and girls take a lead role in organizing and running their own high adventure activities. This multimedia program, covers specific leadership skills in program planning, money-earning, and running effective committees. This presentation should be a first step in training effective crew leadership. Venturing Crew Orientation Online - click here

National Leadership Seminar (Order of the Arrow)

The National Leadership Seminar is a weekend conference focusing primarily on the skills and attributes of leadership. It is intended primarily to enhance the leadership skills of the Order of the Arrow's key youth and adult members as they seek to improve their service to the Boy Scouts of America and the greater community. Youth participants must be at least 15 years of age or a lodge officer. Offered at the Region level.

National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience

The new National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) is an exciting new program where young men enhance their leadership skills in the Philmont Backcountry. Scouts will expand upon the team building and ethical decision making skills learned in National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT). NAYLE uses elements of the Philmont Ranger Training as well as advanced Search and Rescue skills to teach leadership, teamwork and the lessons of selfless service. NAYLE will offer Scouts an unforgettable backcountry wilderness experience where they live leadership and teamwork, using the core elements of NYLT to make their leadership skills intuitive.  Offered at the Philmont Scout Ranch. Click here for details.


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