Advanced Youth Training

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home crews. The program is usually presented by individual Scout councils in a week-long program, although it can be split over two weekends. LEARN MORE

National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE)

The National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) is an exciting program where Venturers can enhance their leadership skills at the National High Adventure bases. Scouts will expand upon team-building and ethical decision-making skills learned in National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT). LEARN MORE

Kodiak Challenge

Kodiak Challenge Treks are centered around a challenging 5-day or two-3 day weekend trek. Kodiak teaches leadership skills in a fun way that is internalized by the participants. Kodiak is not taught indoors or in a classroom; it is done completely outdoors using nature’s examples of leadership. LEARN MORE

Powder Horn

Powder Horn is a high-adventure resource-management course designed to educate adult and youth involved in the Venturing program about the Ranger Award. This course will give all participants an opportunity to experience the Ranger Award program themselves, and become knowledgeable about how to safely conduct outdoor activities of a fun and challenging nature. LEARN MORE

Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

Wilderness First Aid courses are designed to meet the needs of those who go into areas that are beyond the reach of urban EMS.  This course has a certification process.  It is approximately 16 hours of training for situations when help is delayed. It will be required for those units taking a trek to the Philmont Scout Reservation and is recommended for backcountry camping, hiking, canoeing, or other high adventure. LEARN MORE

Leave No Trace (LNT)

The Boy Scouts of America is committed to Leave No Trace, which is a nationally recognized outdoor skills and ethics awareness program. Its seven principles are guidelines to follow at all times. BSA Councils throughout the country use the course to introduce Leave No Trace to their members. LEARN MORE