Training for Scouts

Introduction to Leadership

This is the first step of leadership training. It is conducted by the Scoutmaster within a few days after a troop election.  It covers the basic duties of each patrol and troop leadership position.

Troop Leadership Training (TLT)

This is a four-hour training conference conducted by the Scoutmaster and ASMs.  Its purpose is to reinforce the patrol method and to allow members of the Patrol Leaders’ Council to set goals for themselves, their patrols, and their troop.

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

The Las Vegas Area Council offers weeklong leadership training conferences, usually in June, for key troop leaders.  This course supplements troop training and introduces leadership skills in an outdoor environment.

National Leadership Seminars

These Order of the Arrow leadership seminars take place over a weekend and focus primarily on the skills and attributes of leadership.  Youth participants should be at least 15 years of age or an Order of the Arrow lodge officer.

National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE)

NAYLE is offered at Philmont.  NAYLE is a scenario-based wilderness encounter that will motivate Scouts to follow a life of servant leadership.  The YLT and NYLT courses are prerequisites for this course.