The purpose of this course is to give Scouts who are getting close to assuming positions of responsibility in the troop or their patrol an introduction to techniques that will help them succeed as leaders. Any Scout who has achieved at least the rank of Second Class is strongly encouraged to attend. The course is designed to be fun. While we teach important lessons about leadership, we use a lot of initiative games to do that, so Scouts aren’t just sitting around for six hours. A pizza lunch will be provided.
Completing Introduction to Leadership is a requirement for Scouts wishing to stand for election as SPL or PL, or wishing to be appointed as ASPL or APL. Most other positions of responsibility in the troop require completing this course during the term, if the Scout has not completed it before his appointment.