Enclosed is the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops course. It is intended as an aid to assist the Merit Badge Counselor in the presentation of the merit badge to a group of scouts when used in-lieu of the traditional one-to-one (Maintaining YPT guidelines) method. These are aids for use by a Merit Badge Counselor that is knowledgeable in the subject and can "fill in the blanks" and expand on the points in the material. It is not intended as an all encompassing complete stand alone program.

The scout leadership regularly reviews and updates its training programs, however, it is up to the counselor to make sure the materials contained here are the most current and meet the requirements of the merit badge before using them.

ILST Course WB.pdf

BSA ILST Course Instructor Workbook


LP-01_ILST Module 1.pdf

Instructor Lesson Plan for use by counselor

WB-01_ILST Module 1.pdf

Scout Workbook

RM-01_Organization Fill-in.pdf

Reference Material-1

RM-02_Position Descriptions.pdf

Reference Material-2

RM-03_Position Sign-off.pdf

Reference Material-3

SL-01_Module 1.ppsx

Powerpoint Presentation in PDF format. If you would like a copy of the powerpoint presentation, it is available by email request to