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Youth Leaders

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops:  Previously know as: Troop Leader Training. This one-day workshop is conducted by the Scoutmaster for his junior leaders. Offered at the Unit level. The training materials consist of the Training Syllabus and also a PowerPoint.

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT): NYLT is an intense 2 plus weekend outdoor leadership training experience for Troop youth leaders. Its principle function is to help Scoutmasters by training their top boy leaders in the skills of leadership. This course is a National BSA-developed course that follows the material provided in the 21st Century Wood Badge training for adults.

National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE): 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. Apply

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.

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. Offered at the Council level.

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

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.

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.

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.

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