Youth Training

Training Available for Youth

Den Chief Training

Boy Scouts wishing to become den chiefs will take this online course as part of their training to become a den chief. The module identifies den chief responsibilities and tasks, and describes the den chief’s relationship to the adult den leaders and how that relates to the den chief’s activities with the den. After finishing the online training, den chief candidates print their certificate of completion and undergo further training with their adult den leaders. Estimated time to complete: 45 minutes.

*Southbounder Training Team also offers a live class at least once per year.

National Youth Leadership Training

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is the pinnacle of Boy Scout training for youth. Every Troop deserves a Senior Patrol Leader who is trained and prepared for the responsibilities he faces. NYLT offers training in advanced scout skills and teaches the eleven points of leadership. This course is supervised by adults and taught by boys. It emphasizes the methods of a boy-led troop.

Blue Ridge Council will offer the next NYLT course in June 2013. There will be only 48 available spaces for this course. There is a limit of 2 Scouts per unit until all units have a chance to sign up. Additional Scouts will be put on a waiting list. Scouts must be 13 years old and First Class by May 31 to be eligible.

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC)

The purpose of the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews course is to teach crew members with leadership positions about their new roles and how to most effectively reach success in that role. It is intended to help Venturers in leadership positions within their crew understand their responsibilities and to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities. Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews is the first course in the series of leadership training offered to Venturers and is a replacement for the Venturing Leadership Skills Course. Completion of Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews is a prerequisite for Venturers 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 for Kodiak.

More training opportunities are available online!