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Boy Scout Training

Boy Scout leaders must first complete Youth Protection. This course must be recertified every 2 years. It is available in each district based on the district's training schedule and it is available online through the Online Learning Center (http://www.my.scouting.org/)

There is also a DVD course in youth protection called It Happened to Me. This course is meant to be a training/discussion with the youth members to help them recognize and avoid dangerous situations.

Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Specific

(SASLST) Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Specific Training. Is also open to Cub leaders who plan on registering as SMs in their son's Troop. This course if offered by district. The complete list of Training Courses can be found in the Training Catalog (link to PDF training catalog)

Troop Committee Challenge (TCC) Helps the Troop Committee work together and function as a committee. This course if offered by district, and is also available from the Online Learning Center (http://www.my.scouting.org)

Climb On Safely is the Boy Scouts of America's recommended procedure for organizing BSA climbing/rappelling activities at a natural site or a specifically designed facility such as a climbing wall or tower. Any unit participating in any of these activities must have at least on adult present that as completed the Climb on Safely course.

Trek Safely is the Boy Scouts of America's recommended procedure for organizing and carrying out outdoor treks that involve Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Ventures. Trek Safely applies to all types of outdoor experiences that involve trekking, including hiking, backpacking, canoeing, horseback riding, caving, rafting, kayaking, sailing, ski touring, mountain climbing, and mountain biking.

Den Chief Training is for Den Chiefs, Cubmasters and all others interested in understanding the important leadership role of a Den Chief within a den. It is full of fun, excitement, and information to help den chiefs do a good job. Den Chiefs are an older, experienced Boy Scout, Varsity Scout or Venture aged youth who assists the den leaders and pack leaders as required.


Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST)

The purpose of the ILST course is to teach Scouts with leadership positions about their new roles and how to most effectively reach success in that role. It is intended to help Boy Scouts in leadership positions within their troop understand their responsibilities and to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities. ILST is the first course in the series of leadership training offered to Boy Scouts and is a replacement for Troop Leadership Training. Completion of ILST is a prerequisite for Boy Scouts to participate in the more advanced leadership courses National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) and the National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE). It is also required to participate in a Kodiak Challenge Trek.

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) National Youth Leadership Training is a week-long leadership skills course for young men who have been elected by members of their Troop to serve as Patrol Leaders, Senior Patrol Leaders or other youth leadership positions. This course, taught by youth for youth, focuses on the fundamentals of good leadership, such as skills of motivating people, communication, identifying and using resources, and problem solving. Skills related to planning, effective teaching, and sharing leadership are also presented.

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Youth must be a registered scout, who has been elected to a leadership position in his troop/crew. Boy Scouts must also be at least 13 years old and have completed the first class rank.  Venturers and Sea Scouts must be 13 and completed the eighth grade through age 20.

Objectives of NYLT:
 -To give participants the confidence and knowledge to run the troop program
 -To give participants the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with Scouts from other troops
 -To create an atmosphere where Scouts will experience the Scouting program at its best
 -To enhance the relationship between the participant and his Scoutmaster
 -To have fun while learning!

NYLT Resources:

2018 NYLT Course - Aug. 5-11, 2018  -  Camp Nooteeming
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Questions, please contact:

Kevin McIntyre, Course Director