Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST)
Troop 77 is helping to facilitate and host an Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) training course this month (February). The purpose of the ILST course is to teach Scouts about leadership and leadership positions and how to reach success most effectively in any leadership role they now hold or may hold in the future. It is intended to help Scouts understand leadership positions within the Troop and their responsibilities and to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities. ILST is the first course in the series of leadership training offered to Scouts. 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. Upon completion, the Scouts will be officially trained and can wear the “Trained” patch on your uniform.
While ILST is somewhat geared toward younger Scouts or those holding positions of responsibility for the first time, you are welcome to complete the course again if you have a new position of responsibility and would like a refresher course to maximize your leadership opportunities in your new role.
ILST consists of three modules. Module 1 (ILST Introduction to Leadership Skills) and Module 2 (ILST Tools of Leadership) are offered online through my.Scouting.org. If your Scout does not already have their own my.Scouting.org account, then you will need to create a new one for them to take Modules 1 and 2. Instructions for setting up my.Scouting.org accounts are below as well as information on finding the classes for Modules 1 and 2 once you have a my.Scouting.org account created.
In addition to completing Modules 1 and 2 online, you will need to complete Module 3 via a Troop 77 Zoom call, which will last about an hour to an hour and a half. That Zoom call will be on Thursday, February 25th at 7:30P. You must complete Modules 1 and 2 online to attend Module 3 via Zoom. I have set up a Sign-up Genius (SUG) so that you can go in and register for the 2/25 Zoom meeting (Zoom instructions are in the Sign-up Genius) at:
Please email a copy of your completed certificate for the online Modules to Mr. Cole (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ms. Booth (email@example.com) and Mr. Borja (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than Wednesday, February 24th at 7:30P.