National Leadership Seminar
Thursday, 01 July 2010 22:45
"I really enjoyed the weekend and would rate it among the top three Boy Scout/OA experiences I have had in the past seven years. I enjoyed meeting and working with some of the best Arrowmen in NE Region has to offer. I truly believe this training was helpful and can help me to better serve my troop, lodge, council and community. Thanks for a great weekend." - A youth participant
"The NLS is an experience in my life that I will truly never forget. The outstanding leadership and abundant material really helped me learn. Meeting the national officers (and possibly future leaders of America) really motivated me." -A youth participant
The National Leadership Seminar is a weekend conference on the skills and attributes of leadership. It is intended primarily to enhance the leadership skills of the Order of the Arrow’s key youth and adult members as they seek to improve their services to the Boy Scouts of America and the greater community. The weekend format is designed to complement the longer, more detailed Wood Badge and Junior Leadership Training Programs. Near the end of the seminar, participants make a contract with themselves to apply the skills studied in the seminar on projects in their lodge, council, and community.
Who Should Attend?
It is recommended that youth participants be at least 15 years of age or a lodge officer. Completion of the Lodge Leadership Development Course is desirable. The seminar is an intensive experience in learning about the nature of leadership and practicing some of the skills that a leader uses. While it is designed to be fun, the course challenges participants mentally as well. Participants should be developmentally, physically, and mentally prepared to actively engage in an exhausting, invigorating weekend.
2013 National Leadership Seminar Dates March 15-17, 2013 - Alpine, NJ
April 5-7, 2013 - Plymouth, MANovember 15-17, 2013 -Alpine, NJ