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Youth Training

Boy Scouts have many opportunities to learn leadership skills. They can assist Cub Scout den leaders as den chiefs and learn how to lead younger children. National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is a seven-day summer camp experience that teaches leadership, communication, and other skills.

A den chief is a Boy Scout who assists a Cub Scout den leader or Webelos den leader at den meetings, pack meetings, and other events. He's a ready source of games, songs, skits, and skills, and he encourages the boys in their advancement.

The next opportunity is October 25, 2014. For more information, visit the Den Chief Conference page.

National Youth Leadership Training is a weeklong training course that provides youth leaders with an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills while living by the Scout Oath and Law in an exciting outdoor environment. Scouts who earn the NYLT shield are prepared to meet the challenges ahead and are better prepared to work with adult leaders.

Click here for more information on this training.

Instilling values in young people and preparing them to make moral and ethical choices throughout their lifetime is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America. Leave No Trace helps reinforce that mission, and reminds us to respect the rights of other users of the outdoors as well as future generations. Appreciation for our natural environment and a knowledge of the interrelationships of nature bolster our respect and reverence toward the environment and nature.

Click on the links below to learn more about Leave No Trace:

The Principles of Leave No Trace
Teaching Leave No Trace