Youth Leader Training

The Boy Scouts of America is the premier leadership development organization for youth in the United States of America. Developing leadership in youth is a primary goal of the Scouting program. Courses are available for youth ranging in age from 11 through 20, delivered in a range of engaging methods using case studies, games, discussions, and experiential education models. Introduction to leadership skills begins at the unit level. Advanced leadership courses and experiences are offered at both the council and national levels.

In reality, everything a youth does in Scouting can be called training. But there are courses and training plans for youth leaders that form a continuing cycle. Each element leads to the next. As soon as the youth leader takes on any leadership role, he or she enters the cycle with an introductory explanation of the position and its duties. From there, the cycle carries the youth through the process of increased training for added responsibilities and leadership skills.