Training courses for youth are offered throughout the year at venues across the council and nationally. Just as “every youth deserves a trained leader,” every youth deserves access to quality training resources and courses. Scholarships are available for many courses. Contact individual course directors for more information.

Den Chief Training (C31)

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.

This training is designed to build on each of these ideas using a framework that will allow the new Den Chief, or perhaps the experienced Den Chief looking for new ideas, to have fun and learn the role.  (Note you need to complete the training in one session as it does not save progress)

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Drug Free World

A special Boy Scouts Truth About Drugs 2nd Class rank requirement training pack.  Teach Scouts the basics of drug abuse prevention that will meet their minimum requirement for attaining their Second Class rank.

Find out more information.

National Youth Leadership Training

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

NYLT is a six-day course that is either offered as a week course (Winter) or a 2 weekend course (Spring).

Through activities, presentations, challenges, discussions, and audio-visual support, NYLT participants will be engaged in a unified approach to leadership that will give them the skill and confidence to lead well. Through a wide range of activities, games, and adventures, participants will work and play together as they put into action the best Scouting has to offer.

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