Youth Training

Boy Scouts encourages leadership and there are many opportunties which are outlined below. For new scouts looking to complete rank requirements, go to the New Scout link.

Troop Leadership Training (TLT) - General Info

On a semi-annual basis Troop 834 conducts Troop Leadership Training in coordination with BSA requirements. These sessions are conducted in March and September, just after the beginning of a new leadership term. All boys in the troop are welcome to attend this training, but only those boys who will be serving leadership positions in the current term are required to attend. Completing all three modules of the below modules qualifies the Scout to wear the "Trained" patch under his badge of office and is a stepping stone to future participation in National Youth Leadership Training. All of these modules are conducted as hands-on exercises to improve learning and to retain the boys’ interest.

  • Module 1 – Introduction to Troop Leadership ( KNOW )
  • Module 2 – How to do Your Job ( BE )
  • Module 3 – What is Expected of Me? (DO)

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

National Youth Leadership Training 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.

For many years, junior leader training (JLT) was an important part of the leadership training continuum of BSA local councils throughout America. In 2003 and 2004, a task force of leadership experts and hundreds of Scouts in pilot courses across the nation reviewed and tested every aspect of the new NYLT syllabus, which incorporates the latest leadership ideas and presents fresh, vital and meaningful training for today's Scouts.

The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.

NYLT is a six-day course. Content is delivered in a troop and patrol outdoor setting with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment. Interconnecting concepts and work processes are introduced early, built upon, and aided by the use of memory aids, which allows participants to understand and employ the leadership skills much faster.

Built on the legacy of past JLT successes, the new NYLT integrates the best of modern leadership theory with the traditional strengths of the Scouting experience. 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.

Den Chief Training

For those boys wishing to be Den Chiefs, there is specific training offered to prepare them for this leadership position. Please contact the Troop Training Coordinator for dates this training is offered.

Qualifications: Is an older Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, or Venturer. Selected by the senior patrol leader and Scoutmaster, Varsity Scout Coach, or Venturing Advisor at the request of the Cubmaster. Approved by the Cubmaster and pack committee for recommendation to the den leader. Registered as a youth member of a troop, team, or crew.

Responsibilities: The Cub Scout den chief's responsibilities are to

  1. Know the purposes of Cub Scouting
  2. Help Cub Scouts achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting.
  3. Serve as the activities assistant at den meetings.
  4. Set a good example through attitude and uniforming.
  5. Be a friend to the boys in the den.
  6. Help lead weekly den meetings.
  7. Help the den in its part of the monthly pack meeting.
  8. Know the importance of the monthly theme and pack meeting plans
  9. Meet regularly with the den leader to review den and pack meeting plans. Meet as needed with adult members of the den, pack, and troop.
  10. Receive training from the den leader (and Cubmaster or assistant Cubmaster) and attend Den Chief Training.
  11. Encourage Cub Scouts to become Webelos Scouts when they are eligible.
  12. Help the denner and assistant denner to be leaders.

TLT Info

  • Upcoming training in the fall
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