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Training - Youth Leaders


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.

Troop Leader Training (TLT)

    This one-day workshop is conducted by the Scoutmaster for his junior leaders. Offered at the Unit level.

NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training)
    NYLT is an intense week long youth oriented leadership training experience and held annually at the Tanah Keeta Scout Reservation. Each week, the training is conducted by highly qualified youth staff under the supervision of adult advisors using the National Youth Leadership Training syllabus, as published by the National Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Sea Scouts - Crew Officers' Seminar

    This training experience is conducted by the crew Advisor or ship Skipper to orient newly elected youth officers, plan programs, and develop the annual crew activity schedule. Offered at the Unit level.

Varsity Leader Training

    Varsity Youth - Introduction To Leadership

       Initial briefing of newly elected team youth leaders, conducted by the Coach.

    Varsity Youth - Team Leaders Seminar

       A weekend experience conducted by the Coach and Captain as basic training for their own youth leaders.

Venturing Leader Training

    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 Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews

    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.

NAYLE - National Advanced Youth Leadership Seminar

    National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience is an exciting program that enhances leadership skills and expands upon the team-building and ethical decision-making skills learned in National Youth Leadership Training. NAYLE emphasizes leadership, teamwork, and selfless service, using the core elements of NYLT to help youth strengthen these skills. The NAYLE course is now available at all four national high-adventure bases. The material presented is basically the same at all four venues but is specific to the unique environment of each site.

What are the benefits?

    NAYLE will equip youth leaders to be better unit leaders, NYLT staff members, and/or superior camp staff members. It will help guide their journey to become true servant leaders, able to develop the members of any team they lead. NAYLE provides life skills for now and the future.

Who can come?

    Scouts must be 14 but not yet 20 years old, hold a unit leadership position, and have completed NYLT.

NLS - 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 and a member of the OA - Order of the Arrow. Offered at the Region level.