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 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 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. They are held at different locations across the Central Region on a rotating basis. See the calendar for specific dates and locations.
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 NLS?
All arrowmen are encouraged to attend an NLS.
- New Ordeal Members
- Members at large
- Committee Chairmen
- Upcoming Lodge Leaders
- Current Lodge Chiefs
“If and when you get a change to attend an NLS, GO!”
How do I sign up?
- Talk to your Lodge Chief or Lodge Adviser
- Registration is made through the council
- Registrants will be entered into an online system where they will submit a personal e-mail address and password to access their personal conference information