National Leadership Seminar

The National Leadership Seminar (NLS) is a weekend training program focusing on leadership development; NLS provides an in-depth look at leadership skills and techniques. You will learn how these skills can be applied in your role in the OA and other aspects of your life. 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. By the end of the seminar, participants will know to apply their new skills to projects in their lodge, council, and community.

Adults aged 21 and older are eligible to attend the Developing Youth Leadership Conference (DYLC) and do not necessarily need to have previously participated in NLS. Adults currently or will soon hold a lodge-level or chapter-level adviser position are encouraged to attend DYLC. 

The NLS and DYLC training programs are open to anyone seeking to hone their leadership skills applicable to Scouting and daily life.

Visit the Gateway Region’s NLS and DYLC page for more information and available registration dates.