Lodge Leader Development (LLD)

LLD is conducted annually by the Lodge, typically in the fall.

Training topics include:

  • Ceremonies
  • Troop and Pack support
  • Leadership
  • Lodge and Chapter Management
  • Camping and Conservation
  • Inductions and Membership

National Leadership Seminar (NLS)

The National Leadership Seminar (NLS) is a weekend conference focused on the skills and attributes of leadership. The program enhances 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 complements the longer, more detailed Wood Badge program (for adults) and Junior Leadership Training program (for youth). During the seminar, participants make a contract with themselves to apply the skills learned on projects in the lodge, council, and community. NLS prepares Arrowmen to become better leaders both within and outside of the Scouting program.

NLS is conducted at the Regional level, three sessions a year at various locations around the region.  For additional info .

Developing Youth Leaders Conference (DYLC) replaces NLATS

The Developing Youth Leaders Conference (DYLC) the Developing Youth Leaders Conference will deepen an adviser’s capacity to develop youth leadership within the lodge and chapter. Conference topics will include fostering a growth mindset, promoting resilience, providing constructive feedback that leads to changes in youth behavior and creating a life-long coaching/mentoring relationship. Conference participants will gain insights necessary to successfully coach youth applying the leadership skills they gained during the National Leadership Seminar.

The Developing Youth Leaders Conference will move us beyond lodge mechanics and operations to establishing a lodge and chapter culture that grows youth who are capable of establishing goals, building teams, and guiding the lodge’s work to achieve Journey to Excellence. This workshop targets advisers who have participated in the National Leadership Seminar since 1994.  

NLS and DYLC Traing Dates (Central Region) 

Dates and locations are TBD