Circle Ten Council - 2021 Elm Fork Spring ILST

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2021 Elm Fork Spring ILST

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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.  ILST) provides Scouts with a broader understanding of the troop and ways they can work with other troop leaders (both Scouts and adults) to make the troop a success, and gives them strategies for dealing with many of the challenges they are likely to face.



ILST is organized into three modules:

  • TROOP ORGANIZATION includes a description of each leadership position in the troop, including roles and responsibilities, troop organization, and introductions to vision and servant leadership.
  • TOOLS OF LEADERSHIP covers some core skill sets to help the Scout lead, including communicating, planning, and teaching.
  • LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK incorporates additional leadership tools for the Scout, including discussions of teams and team characteristics, the stages of team development and leadership, inclusion/using your team, a more in-depth review of vision, and ethics and values of a leader.


This course is for every Scout in the troop who holds a leadership position, including all elected positions and any appointed positions at the discretion of the senior patrol leader. 


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). It is also required to participate in a Kodiak Challenge Trek.


ILST will be held at Camp Wisdom starting on Saturday, April 24th at 8:30am through Sunday, April 25th at 11:30am

Registration closes at 10 pm on Tuesday, April 20th.  Walk-ins cannot be accepted. 

Course questions:  Course Director Joel Oostenbrug

Registration questions:  EF Training Registrar Betsy Clark

When & Where
Camp Wisdom/Billy Sowell Scout Camp/Shirley Sowell Cub World
Saturday 04-24-2021 8:30 AM CT to
Sunday 04-25-2021 11:30 AM CT
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