Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops
I n t r o d u c t i o n t o L e a d e r s h i p S k i l l s f o r T r o o p s
Introduction to This Course—
The First Steps in the Youth
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.