Scout Training

Training for Scouts starts right here in the Troop.  The first step for most Scouts is being elected to a Troop Leadership position and then going through our Troop Leadership Training (TLT).  The TLT course, taught by your own Scoutmaster, is a prerequisite for many courses that you can then take at the Council and National level. Below is the information for some of these courses.

Troop Leadership Training (TLT) / Intro to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST)
The TLT course is the original Troop leadership training program setup by the Boy Scouts of America. It has been replaced by the new Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops.  This course is the to teach Scouts about their new leadership roles and how to reach success at those roles. It helps the Scouts understand their responsibilities and give them the leadership skills needed to fulfill the responsibilities.  Interested? Ask your Scoutmaster for more info about leadership positions and Troop 212's TLT training.

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)
Also known as Big Horn, the National Youth Leadership Training conference is a leadership course delivered by the Denver Area Council to help develop Scouts into leaders. This is a week long training course and is usually conducted at Camp Tahosa. Want to know more? Check this link and talk to the Scoutmaster.

National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE)
NAYLE builds on the skills Scouts learn at NYLT.  The course is taught at one of the three high-adventure bases (Philmont, Sea Base, Northern-Tier) and is held over the course of a week long trek at the base. Want to know more?  The Sea Base and Northern-Tier NAYLE courses are new this year so there's not a lot of info about them so you'll want to check out this YouTube Video about the Philmont NAYLE course, this information flyer about the Philmont course, and of course, talk to your Scoutmaster.

Powder Horn
Powder Horn is a course for older Scouts and adult leaders to help them develop the skills necessary to safely conduct an outdoor/high-adventure activity.  The course is usually two weekends long and you must be able to attend both sessions.  Here's a promotional video with some more information.  Contact your Scoutmaster if interested.
Scouts can also take some supplemental training via the BSA's MyScouting website.  Here you'll find courses on Physical Wellness, Safety Afloat, and Hazardous Weather. Visit the  website for more information.