West Park District

Circle 10 Council

Boy Scout

Troop Leadership Training

This course is taught on the Troop level, usually within a week or so after Senior Patrol Leader and Patrol Leader elections. Organized by the Scoutmaster, this is where the newly elected Patrol Leader's Council develops its goals and objectives for their term as the Troop's Leaders. Check with your Scoutmaster for more specific information.


Oak Leaf Training

This is a district level course directed and taught by older Scouts for the purposes of modeling a boy-run campout and teaching camping skills.  Check the Upcoming Events and Calendar for more information.


National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

This course is an intense, 5 day, 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 closely parallels the material provided in the 21st Century Wood Badge training for adults. This course is offered by the Circle Ten Council.


National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE)

This course is the ultimate in Leadership Training. It is run by youth, hand-picked from across the country representing some of our future's most outstanding leaders. Any Scout interested in staffing an NYLT course or aspiring to be his troop's SPL should consider attending NAYLE. For the first time ever, the 2010 courses are open to Venturers; therefore, men and women age 14-21 are encouraged to attend this outstanding course. This course is offered by the National BSA Council. NAYLE web page.


Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC)

ALL ATTENDEES must come prepared to teach a skill to 5-6 other people. Bring all necessary materials to teach this skill; none will be provided. This does not have to be a Scout skill but it must be Scout-appropriate. (Good examples: card trick, game, how to make a meal, how to fix a household item). ILSC is an excellent course for all Venturers; a must for officers.


Other Training Opportunities for Youth

Den Chief Training

The Den Chief is a critical member of the Scouting Leadership Team. Den Chief Training is intended to build enthusiasm for the job and teach the skills the Den Chief will need to be successful. This training combines fun and enjoyment with an excellent character building experience. Participants will learn leadership, organization, how to work with adults to solve problems, and, most importantly, how to encourage and work with Cub Scouts while being a role model. TBD

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