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Boy Scout Troop 402
(Palm Coast, Florida)
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Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILS

The purpose of the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops course is to teach Scouts with leadership positions about their new roles and how to most effectively reach success in that role. It is intended to help Boy Scouts in leadership positions within their troop understand their responsibilities and to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities. Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops is the first course in the series of leadership training offered to Boy Scouts and is a replacement for Troop Leadership Training.

Completion of Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops is a prerequisite for Boy Scouts 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 to participate in a Kodiak Challenge Trek.

National Youth Leadership Training (N.Y.L.T.)

National Youth Leadership Training is a youth leadership development training program conducted at the council level.  The N.Y.L.T. program 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 skills and confidence to lead well. Through a wide range of activities, events, games, and adventures, NYLT participants will work and play together as they put into action the best that Scouting has to offer. 

The Scouts must be 13, First Class rank and serving in a Troop position, have long term camping experience and recommended by the Scoutmaster and two other adults in order to participate in N.Y.L.T.

National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience

The mission of the National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) is to provide Scouts with a Philmont-based wilderness encounter that motivates them to follow a life of helping others succeed, based on the values expressed in the Scout Oath and Law and by applying all the leadership skills taught in National Youth Leadership Training (N.Y.L.T.)

Den Chief

A Den Chief is a Boy Scout who assists a Cub Scout den leader or Webelos Scout 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 Den Chief is a key means of building relationships between the Pack and Troop. The Den Chief regularly reminds the boys about Boy Scouts in a positive way as he leads activities and shares his enthusiasm for Scouting with the Cub Scouts. His presence adds another important asset. He can tell them about Boy Scouting, with its outdoor activities, trips, summer camp, and opportunities for advancement. When it's time for them to move up to a Webelos Scout den or a Boy Scout troop, his example and encouragement can help them decide to make that transition.