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Training for Youth


Introduction to
Leadership Skills

Introduction to Leadership Skills (ILS) is the first level of leadership training for all youth and is delivered at the unit level. Two versions of the course are available – one for Scout Troops and Varsity Teams, and the other for Venturing Crews.

> Download ILS for Troops and Teams

> Download ILS for Venturing Crews


National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is a dynamic, week-long leadership course for youth. Youth register individually for one of the manyof courses that run throughout the summer. Participants of NYLT courses will be part of a Timberline troop during the NYLT course.

> Learn more and Register for NYLT


National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) is the capstone leadership course available to youth in the BSA. Held traditionally only at Philmont Scout Ranch, this course is week-long leadership adventure for NYLT graduates only, and will be now offered at the BSA Florida Sea Base in Spring 2014!

> Learn more about NAYLE at Philmont

>Read "Scouts 'NAYLE" the Qualities of Leadership" at Scouting Magazine

Kodiak Challenge

Kodiak Challenge is a high adventure leadership experience held at the unit level. Units combine a ‘trek’ with the teaching of leadership principles. Planning the event is a major part of the experience for the youth involved. Council approval is required to run a Kodiak Challenge course.

> Download Kodiak Challenge

Powder Horn

Not leadership training, Powder Horn helps Scouts, BSA Troops and Venturing Crews to safely conducted outdoor/high-adventure activities of a fun and challenging nature. The course provides an introduction to the resources needed to successfully lead a program of outdoor adventure and is based upon giving participants an exposure to some outdoor/high-adventure activities.

> Learn More about Powder Horn

Den Chief Training

While most youth leadership positions are discussed in the ILS training, Den Chiefs require some additional skills in order to effectively work with Cubs. This course provides the information and skills required for youth in this specific leadership role.

> Download Den Chief Training