North Florida Council completed 2014 National Youth Leadership Training

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North Florida Council completed another successful National Youth Leadership Training at Brownsea Island at Camp Shands – Baden-Powell Scout reservation. 107 years after the first Brownsea Island, UK campout organized by Baden-Powell, a week of youth leadership camping was completed in sunny North Florida. Scouts and venturers are now ready to return to their troops and crews to apply new skills. Besides, the new set of tools are also useful for their schools, bands, churches, youth groups, and life. Leaders. For Life. 

The National Youth Leadership Training program is an intensive week-long summer experience for upper-ranking scouts, venturers, and sea scouts. Each participant works through a week of indoor and outdoor challenges, with the mentoring of the highly skilled youth staff. Participants are equipped with the basic skills necessary to become leaders in their troops, crews, ships, communities, and future professions.

During the seven days, program will range from geocaching to knots instruction, sports games, realistic first aid practice, overnight backpacking trips, interpatrol competitions and campfires. Each part of the program is carefully prepared and used as a hands-on tool to teach fundamental leadership concepts. An orientation at the beginning of the week and a graduation ceremony at the end round out the experience. Visit for details and like our Facebook page (

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