The Boy Scout program encourages boys to learn and practice leadership skills. Every Boy Scout has the opportunity to participate in both shared and
total leadership situations. Understanding the concepts of leadership helps a boy accept the leadership role of others and guides him toward the
citizenship aim of Scouting.
Boy Scouts is a boy-led, boy-run organization. With the guidance of the Scoutmaster and his assistants, The Senior Patrol Leader, his Patrol
Leader's Council (PLC) and the other Junior Leaders plan the program, conduct troop meetings, and provide leadership among their peers.
Troop 70 holds youth leader elections twice a year: in December for the January through June leadership term and again in May for the July -
December leadership term. The troop elects its Senior Patrol Leader. Patrols elect their Patrol Leaders. With the guidance of the Scoutmaster, a new
Senior Patrol Leader will appoint other junior leader positions. Youth leaders are expected to participate in all troop meetings and activities and
complete the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops training each year.
Scouts elected as Senior Patrol Leader and appointed to Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, and Troop Guide serve in the Leadership Corps instead of
their patrol for the length of their term.
- Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) is used 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. ILST is the first course in the series
of leadership training offered to Boy Scouts and is a replacement for Troop Leadership Training. Completion of ILST 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. Troop 70 runs this course each January.
- 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. 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. Scouts may register through Del-Mar-Va or other area council.
- National Advanced Youth Leader Experience (NAYLE) is an exciting program where young men enhance their leadership skills in the
Philmont Backcountry. Scouts will expand upon the team building and ethical decision making skills learned in National Youth Leadership
Training (NYLT). NAYLE uses elements of the Philmont Ranger Training as well as advanced Search and Rescue skills to teach leadership,
teamwork and the lessons of selfless service. NAYLE will offer Scouts an unforgettable backcountry wilderness experience where they live
leadership and teamwork, using the core elements of NYLT to make their leadership skills intuitive. 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. Scouts may register at www.nayle.org.
- Kodiak Challenge is designed to be an adventure that pushes the boundaries of every participant - one that will encourage you to try new
things that may be out of your comfort zone. It is an experience—but one that has its underpinnings in the application of the leadership skills
they learned in the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops or Crews, NYLT, and/or NAYLE. It is, as is all of Scouting, an adventure with a
- The Powder Horn course is designed to help the troop, team, or crew by exposing older Scouts, Venturers, and adult leaders to safely
conducted outdoor/high-adventure activities of a fun and challenging nature. The course provides an introduction to the resources needed to
successfully lead youth through a program of outdoor adventure and is based upon giving participants an exposure to some outdoor/high-
adventure activities. It is not a certification event. It is for any youth or adult interested in experiencing a unit-level, high-adventure program.
- The National Leadership Seminar (NLS) is an Order of the Arrow (OA) weekend training program focusing on leadership development. Run
by the Region Chief and his Advisers, it provides an in-depth look at leadership skills and techniques. An NLS discusses how these skills can
be applied in your role in the OA and in other aspects of your life.