Scouts BSA Intro to Leadership Skills for Troops and Crews

Does your troop teach Leadership Skills or maybe struggle with how to do it?  Look no further than the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILTS)! 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.  

This course is intended to help 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 Scouts and is a replacement for Troop Leadership Training. Completion of ILST is a prerequisite for Scouts to participate in the more advanced leadership courses National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) and the National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE).

View the Course Instructions

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Den Chief Training

A Den Chief is a Scout, Venturer or Sea Scout assisting a Cub Scout den. But the story is far more important than those words suggest as the Den Chief:

Serves as a Scouting role model for the Cub Scouts in the den, as well as the entire pack; • Promotes Scouting in general and the local troop in particular;

  • Encourages the transition of Webelos Scouts into Scouts BSA;
  • Holds a leadership position in the troop or crew, thus fulfilling an advancement requirement in the unit.

In addition, a trained Den Chief:

  • Assists the den leader with planning and conducting den meetings;
  • Understands the Cub Scouting program and the differences between Cub Scouts and other Scouting programs;
  • Understands the den leader’s duties and confidently helps lead portions of the den meeting program;
  • Knows a variety of resources for age-appropriate activities for Cub Scouts in the den;
  • Brings a repertoire of activities that Cub Scouts enjoy.

Den Chief training is now available online.

 

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