Youth Members Training


The duties of all Den Chiefs are:

  • Know the purposes of Cub Scouting
  • Help Cub Scouts achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting.
  • Be the activities assistant in den meetings.
  • Set a good example by attitude and uniforming.
  • Take part in weekly den meetings.
  • Assist the den in its part of the monthly pack meeting program.
  • Be a friend to the boys in the den.
  • Know the importance of the monthly theme.
  • Meet as needed with the adult members of the den, pack and troop.
  • Den Chief Training is available online and also scheduled to be offered at the University of Scouting. Click the link above or contact your District Training Chairman or District Executive for the next scheduled Den Chief Training in your district.

NYLT (National Youth Leader Training):

An intensive, seven-day outdoor training experience for young men and women in support of the Unit Leader's responsibility for the training of troop youth leaders. The course is conducted by the Heart of America Council Training Committee using the Junior Leader Training Conference outline, approved by the Boy Scout Division of the Boy Scouts of America.

The purpose of NYLT is to give participants the confidence and knowledge to run the Unit program; to give participants a basic knowledge of the eleven skills of leadership and help them relate these skills to their Unit responsibilities; to give participants the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with youth from other Units; to create an atmosphere where Scouts will experience Scouting at it's best; to enhance the relationship between his/her Unit Leader, and TO HAVE FUN!

Each conference participant must be either enrolled in a Venturing Crew or Boy Scout Troop and at least a First Class Scout, 13 years old and currently filling a leadership position in the troop or likely to assume one soon. They must also be proficient in basic Scouting skills.

The conference is intended to strengthen the relationship between the junior leader and the Unit Leader. The Unit Leader or one of his assistants is expected to attend the final day's leadership commitment conference, which is on the last evening of the course.

Information for 2019 coming soon.