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Applying Leadership Skills with NYLT

The applications of the skills learned at NYLT are immediate and obvious for the home unit. The enthusiastic participant comes home from NYLT enabled with a new toolbox of skills at their disposal. They have lived the method and spent the week thinking about their own quest for the meaning of leadership. They will provide […]

Scouts walking across the Goodrich Lake road at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree.  (BSA photo by Jeff Hattrick)

Learn Ethical Decision Making and Conflict Resolution with NYLT

The NYLT course is centered on the Scout Oath and Law and all of the values of the Scouting program. The participants learn how to consciously make right decisions based on their values. They also learn how to resolve conflicts. They learn how to express their differences, address the issues and come to a mutual […]

Build a Performing Unit with NYLT

Build a Performing Unit with NYLT

Youth and adult leaders are quick to know their unit’s “go-to” Scouts they rely on to teach and lead successful teams. You Be-Know-Do “go-to” leaders understand the stages of team development and which leadership techniques to apply to any situation, growing the team towards performance and fun. More fun & learning leads to a better […]

What Does Duty to God Mean to You? Part 1 & 2

What Does Duty to God Mean to You? Part 1 & 2

Recently, the Boy Scouts of America adopted a resolution that reaffirms the organization’s Duty to God. The National Executive Board of the BSA continues to recognize this as a fundamental component of our overall mission. The Scout Oath is one of the first things a Scout learns when he/she joins, stating “On my honor I […]

Learn How to Teach with National Youth Leadership Training

Learn How to Teach with National Youth Leadership Training

Many tasks in your unit involve teaching others. Having excellent teachers makes learning easier and activities more fun! How do youth learn the EDGE method of teaching – Explaining, Demonstrating, Guiding and Enabling – to make sure the person learning knows how to use the skill effectively? It’s not fun to just listen to someone […]

Learn How to Communicate with National Youth Leadership Training

Learn How to Communicate with National Youth Leadership Training A key life skill is communicating well with Scouts, leaders and adults in general. Your youth unit leaders need to know how the get the attention of the crowd and keep it, making the delivery clear, interesting and fun! How will youth learn to make sure […]

Are you a Wood Badge Course Director in 2018?

As Scout Leaders we have been blessed with opportunities to mentor our youth; to watch our young men and women learn, develop and become leaders themselves. As a Wood Badge Staff member we have had the opportunity to transfer our knowledge and training to other adult leaders. To those who truly believe in the Wood […]

Youth Training

Youth Training

By joining Scouting, boys and girls will be prepared for life and for a lifetime. Part of that preparation involves training that educates and develops leaders while having fun. Take a look at the Youth Training available from the BSA and your local Council. National Youth Leader Training (NYLT) NYLT is a must for new Senior […]

Youth Leader Training

Developing leadership in youth is primary goal of the Scouting program. Youth improve their leadership skills through practice and training. There are numerous training programs available for Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers. Most of these trainings are conducted at the unit-level. Training kits and literature are available for sale through the Scout Shop. Youth […]

The Trainer’s Edge

What is the Trainer’s Edge? The purpose of The Trainer’s Edge course is to provide and help develop the platform skills of a trainer. It is meant to supplement the practice offered through Wood Badge and National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) staff development, with a focus on the participant, while raising the level of skill […]

Training

Training

One of the keys to a successful Scouting experience for young people is trained leadership. Leadership training provides adult leaders with fundamental information about the aims and methods of the movement, as well as specifics about their particular roles in Scouting. For this reason, the Orange County Council is committed to provide top quality training […]

Wood Badge

Wood Badge

Wood Badge is Scouting’s premier training course. Scouting’s founder, Baden-Powell, designed it so that Scouters could learn, in as practical a way possible, the skills and methods of Scouting. It is first and foremost, learning by doing. The members of the course are formed into patrols and these into a troop.  The entire troop lives in […]

Adult Training Program

Adult Training Program

Adult Training Opportunities This section provides a variety of materials, from quick references to complete courses, all designed to help our members improve leadership skills and deliver a quality program. Many of the courses can be taken onine. A login is required, but anyone may create a user account and view the courses. Registered members […]