National Lodge Adviser Training Seminar

nlats logoNLATS has been replaced by the Developing Youth Leaders Conference.


DYLC information can be found HERE.


What is the National Lodge Adviser Training Seminar?

The National Lodge Adviser Training Seminar (NLATS) is a weekend conference focusing on the skills and attributes of effective lodge advisers. It is intended primarily to enhance an adviser's knowledge of and connectivity with the OA's strategic plan, program and resources, while emphasizing personal skills that are essential to the development of effective youth leadership and ultimately the OA's service to the council.

The NLATS is limited to 40 participants. For this seminar no more than two participants should register from any council. The course is designed for one-time participation. 


Who Should Attend?

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 NLATS 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.

When Can I Attend?

The Northeast Region will offer the NLATS at the following times and places:


March 11-13, 2016 - Alpine, New Jersey

November 11-13, 2016 - Alpine, New Jersey


Region Leadership

Northeast Region

Justin St. Louis

Northeast Region

Bob Chaballa

Northeast Region
Staff Adviser

Brad Bowsersox