Introduction to Leadership Skills

Introduction To Leadership Skills

ILS Training for Troops
Saturday, April 13, 2024, at Norseland
8am – 2pm
Open to all SPL, ASPL, PL or APL or another leadership position in Troop
Limited to 12 youth each session
No cost to attend but must register ($4 for trained patch)

Twin Valley Council is excited to offer the Introduction to Leadership Training on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at Norseland Scout Camp near St. Peter.  The session will run from 8am-2pm.

Attendees must be an SPL, ASPL, Patrol Leader or Assistant Patrol Leader or hold another elected or appointed leadership position in their unit.  Class size is limited to 12 Scouts per session.  Please use waitlist as needed.  

This is not an overnight training, and Scouts need to bring a cold lunch (hot water will be available).  Attending scouts should arrive prepared to be in the outdoors all day (dressed for the weather and with a water bottle, etc.).  They should be wearing their scout field uniform.

The purpose of the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) course is to teach Scouts with leadership positions about their new roles and the organizational and leadership skills needed to most effectively reach success in that role. Completion of ILST is a prerequisite for Scouts to participate in the more advanced leadership courses National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) and the National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE). This course is for every Scout in a troop who holds a leadership position, including all elected positions and any appointed positions at the discretion of the senior patrol leader. In some smaller troops, this might mean that this course is for every Scout! 

Successful completion of this course will allow each scout to add the “Trained” patch to their uniform.  If you wish to have a trained patch, you may order one during the registration process for $4.00 and it will be at the training for you to take home.

The lead trainers for this course are senior members of the Order of the Arrow who have all undergone this training and held a multitude of unit and OA leadership positions.  Adult supervision is provided.

Registration will be open until Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

Questions contact Chris Sandquist at 507-327-5149 or

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