Training (TLT) is the leadership training given primarily by the Scoutmaster
and the senior patrol leader to all the youth leaders in their troop.
ALL Boy Scout troops should conduct the TLT course with every leadership
shift—whether it is when the youth get a new troop position or a patrol
leadership role, or even when they welcome a new patrol member. The
course has three modules that can be presented as individual or combined
sessions. These sessions are as follows:
- Introduction to Troop Leadership—This
is conducted within a week of a Scout assuming a new leadership
role and focuses on what a new leader must know. The Scoutmaster
conducts this session for the senior patrol leader and new Scouts.
He may then choose other Scouts or adults to help train the other
- How to Fulfill Your Position—The
second TLT module focuses on how to fulfill the responsibility of
the position and is presented by the Scoutmaster and the senior
patrol leader. They may be assisted by assistant Scoutmasters or
NYLT-trained Scouts. This module begins to use leadership
tools such as Creating a Vision of Success, the Teaching EDGE(TM)
model, and the Start, Stop, Continue method of assessing progress.
- What Is Expected of Me—The
third module is the do—what the youth must do to be
effective in his position. It is led primarily by the Scoutmaster.
Each Scout is given a card with the responsibilities of his new
position and those responsibilities are reviewed with him.
The Scouts learn to create a vision of success for the troop as
well as to define goals for how to get there. They define this vision
for themselves for their new leadership position and write it on
the leadership position card.
The Troop Leadership Training #34306A
is available for purchase at either council service center.
A key component of Troop Leadership
Training is the personal job description cards with the reverse side
designed for the youth leader to write goals on the card. These
come in each purchased copy.
Options to purchasing the full guide
Download the PDF version here. (CAUTION - don't do this if you
still use a dial-up connection - file is 6mb)
- Check a copy out from either service
- Combined with either of the above,
purchase the job description cards separately as #30521
from either service center or