Developing Youth Leadership Conference (DYLC)

The Developing Youth Leadership Conference (DYLC) will deepen an adviser’s capacity to develop youth leadership within the Lodge and chapter. Conference topics will include fostering a growth mindset, promoting resilience, providing constructive feedback that leads to changes in youth behavior and creating a life-long coaching/mentoring relationship. Conference participants will gain insights necessary to successfully coach youth applying the leadership skills they gained during the National Leadership Seminar. 

The Developing Youth Leadership Conference will move us beyond Lodge mechanics and operations to establishing a lodge and chapter culture that grows youth who are capable of establishing goals, building teams, and guiding the lodge’s work to achieve Journey to Excellence. Prior participation in the National Leadership Seminar is encouraged, but not required.

Who Should Attend DYLC?

It is recommended that participants be Lodge Advisers or Staff Advisers and those with Lodge Adviser Potential, as approved by the Local Council Scout Executive. Prior completion of a Lodge Leader Development Program and the National Leadership Seminar are desirable. The DYLC is an intensive experience in learning about the nature of Lodge program, delivery of service to the Council, and development of youth leadership necessary to both. While it is designed to be fun, the course is mentally challenging as well. Participants should be open to learning and prepared to actively engage in an invigorating weekend.

How Do I Attend?

The DYLC program is offered several times a year at various locations in each region. Scheduled dates are given on the National OA Program Calendar, and more detailed information is available from your Lodge Leaders, the Section Chief or Adviser, or the Region Chief or Region Chair.

2024 Dates and Locations - TBA

If you are interested in attending an DYLC, please contact the Lodge Chief And Lodge Adviser for registration information