The purpose of basic training is to teach youth with leadership positions about their new roles and how to be successful in that role. It is intended to help youth understand their responsibilities and to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities. Introduction to Leadership Skills is the first course in the series of leadership training offered and is a prerequisite for participation 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.
A variety of supplemental training opportunities is available for youth who have completed the Introduction to Leadership Skills course. Some supplemental trainings are designed to be used with a particular age group. These trainings may be run at the unit, district, or council level. Watch this page for upcoming training opportunities.
Completing the basic Introduction to Leadership Skills course makes youth eligible to participate in several more advanced leadership training programs. All of these programs build on the skill set developed in basic training. These advanced trainings are open to Boy Scouts, Sea Scouts, and Venturers
National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth leaders skills and experience they can use in their home units. Heart of New England Council offers two opportunities for NYLT training. A week-long course at Treasure Valley and a two-weekend course at Camp Wanocksett and Camp Split Rock.
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 NYLT. NAYLE emphasizes leadership, teamwork, and selfless service, and uses the core elements of NYLT to help youth internalize and strengthen these skills. The National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience course is now available at all national high-adventure bases.
Open to both registered adults and youth who are at least 13 and have completed the 8th grade, Powder Horn is a hands-on resource management course designed to give you the contacts and tools necessary to conduct an awesome high-adventure program in your troop, team, crew, or ship. Contact your area training chair for information about upcoming courses in your area.