Troop Leader Development Program
Troop Leader Development (Phase 3) campers learn the skills of a large group leader leading small group leaders. They receive opportunities to practice leadership skills at the highest level in a high-adventure setting. Candidates will go on one two-night backpacking trip of about 8-12 miles total distance.
Troop Leader Development helps youth learn the why of leadership.
Phase 3 Troop Leader Development is for youth:
Likely Roles at Home
Current or future:
For those youth leaders who will or are working directly or indirectly with two or more small groups. They receive intensive exposure to, and opportunity for extensive application of all leadership competencies in carrying out the responsibilities of a senior youth leader.
The youth develop:
The candidates of Phase III typically take an extended hike with their backpacks on Day One; take an extended day hike towards the middle of the week; and spend two nights in the field in quest of a "mountain top" experience.
The patrols are led by candidate-elected Patrol Leaders; they rotate jobs on a daily basis. A Staff Patrol Counselor plays an increasingly secondary role as the week progresses. Major challenges to the youth's leadership abilities in the form of complex hurdles are planned.
The candidates develop a high level of competency in:
They develop an intermediate level competency in:
They also develop an elementary level competency in:
The Youth Staff's level of skill is at least one step beyond that which they intend to instruct the candidates. In addition, the Youth Staff develop elementary competency in:
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