National Leadership Seminar
We are looking for interest only registration for this event. No cost to pre-register. There is a chance that most if not all of the costs for this event will be picked up by the lodge. We want people who are serious about attending to register for this event. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity! I hope you are serious about attending!
DISCLAIMER: If you register for this event, you agree to attend this event. If you DO NOT attend this event, you are responsible for reimbursing Great Sauk Trail Council for the whole costs of the event. You can send a substitute in your place if you are unable to attend.
The National Leadership Seminar is a weekend conference on the skills and attributes of leadership. It is intended primarily to enhance the leadership skills of the Order of the Arrows 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 is designed to complement the longer, more detailed Wood Badge and Junior Leadership Training Programs. Near the end of the seminar, participants make a contract with themselves to apply the skills studied in the seminar on projects in their lodge, council, and community.
National Leadership Seminars run from Friday - 7:00 p.m. to Sunday - 12:30 p.m.
Cost: Between $100 and $200 (depending on food and location costs) for youth, $10.00 more for adults includes lodging for two nights, cracker barrels, meals from Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch, seminar handouts, certificate, and seminar recognition(s).
Who Should Attend
It is recommended that youth participants be at least 15 years of age or a lodge officer. Completion of the Lodge Leadership Development Program is desirable. The seminar is an intensive experience in learning about the nature of leadership and practicing some of the skills that a leader uses. While it is designed to be fun, the course challenges participants mentally as well. Participants should be developed mentally, physically, and mentally prepared to actively engage in an exhausting, invigorating weekend.
The course is limited to a maximum of 60 participants; therefore, normally no more than 12 should be registered per Lodge. The course is designed for one-time participation; repeat attendance is not encouraged. More youth (under age 21) than adults should attend. It is understood that these guidelines will have to be interpreted flexibly to solve transportation and youth protection issues. Adults should not attend if they are not driving youth members.
Registration for any National Leadership Seminar is available through printed form downloaded from this web site or available through the Regional office. Registrations for the first 60 attendees will be accepted; after that, registrations will be returned. A council may send as many arrowmen as it would like, as long as the number of youth is greater than or equal to the number of adults. Excess reservations will be placed on a waiting list, if the seminar is not full 30 days in advance, reservations will be taken from the waiting list. Most lodges pay the fee for officers. Seminars fill very fast.
Registrations will not be accepted at the door.
What to Bring
Sleeping bags or bedding and your own personal items (towels, soap, etc.) will be needed. Bring a flashlight. Full Scout Uniform and OA Sash are required for the weekend. You may wish to bring extra money as the Central Region OA Trading Post with T-shirts, pins, patches, etc., will be available.