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Introduction to Leadership Skills

Introduction to Leadership Skills teaches Scouts with leadership positions about their new roles and how to most effectively reach success in that role. It is intended to help Scouts in leadership positions within their unit understand their responsibilities and to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities.

There are versions of this course for Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scouting.

 

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST)

 

  • Scouts must complete 3 modules: two are online and one is taught by an adult leader
  • Take the online modules through my.scouting.org
  • You must be at least 13 to create a my.scouting account (see here for help)
  • Scouts younger than 13 must use a parent’s account

Instructions for Modules 1 and 2:

  1. Log in to my.scouting, click on the BSA LEARN CENTER graphic
  2. When the Learn Center opens select Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST)
  3. There are two Learning Plans, Introduction and Tools of Leadership (you must complete both)
  4. Select a Learning Plan, then click Enroll
  5. Click Start and take the course until you complete it
  6. You must complete all courses in a Learning Plan

Adult leaders must contact [email protected] to request the directions, PowerPoint, and script for Module 3.

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC)

 

  • Scouts must complete 3 modules: two are online and one is taught by an adult leader
  • Take the online modules through my.scouting.org
  • You must be at least 13 to create a my.scouting account (see here for help)
  • Scouts younger than 13 must use a parent’s account

Instructions for Modules 1 and 2:

  1. Log in to my.scouting, click on the BSA LEARN CENTER graphic
  2. When the Learn Center opens select Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST)
  3. There are two Learning Plans, Introduction and Tools of Leadership (you must complete both)
  4. Select a Learning Plan, then click Enroll
  5. Click Start and take the course until you complete it
  6. You must complete all courses in a Learning Plan

Adult leaders must contact [email protected] to request the directions, PowerPoint, and script for Module 3.

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Ships (ILSS)

 

There are 3 modules, all taught by adult leaders or senior members of your ship who have successfully graduated from Sea Scout Advanced Leadership, Introduction to Leadership Skills Troop or Crew,or National Youth Leadership Training.

 

Click here to view the training guide and materials from the national Sea Scouts website.