In Troop Leadership Development you learn the skills of a large group leader leading small teams. You practice leadership skills at the highest level in a high-adventure setting.

2020 Camp Update

Due to the Coronovirus 19 pandemic and to insure the safety of all participants and staff, we are offering iWhite Stag from July 12-18, 2020. Our Internet camp offers individual study and exercises suited to help you advance your leadership skills. Cost is only $100. If you have already registered, to learn how to request a partial or complete refund, visit our registration page.

Candidate participants of White Stag Sierra paddle two canoes to the shore of Lake Sterling
Candidates canoeing on Lake Sterling

As a youth preparing to become an adult, you will learn:

  • About the principles and processes of leadership development.
  • The characteristics of a group composed of smaller teams.
  • The functions and responsibilities of the large group manager and other leaders.
  • About resources available within the team.
  • How to manage small teams using the patrol method.
  • How to work more successfully with adult leaders of a team.
  • How to work more effectively in team leadership positions.

You develop a high level of skill in these leadership competencies:

  • Getting and Giving Information
  • Knowing Group Needs and Characteristics
  • Evaluation
  • Problem-solving
  • Knowing and Using Group Resources

You gain an intermediate level of skill in:

  • Manager of Learning
  • Controlling the Group
  • Representing the Group
  • Setting the Example
  • Sharing Leadership

You also get an introduction to:

  • Counseling


To attend Phase 3 Troop Leadership Development, you need to meet the following qualifications:

  • Be age 15-18. Or
    • Have completed the 8th grade. Or
    • Have completed Patrol Leader Development. (Prior attendance of earlier levels is encouraged, but not necessarily required.) Or
    • Obtain the approval of Phase Leader and Director.
  • Have completed at least one week or more camping and backpacking.

What you do

You go on one two- or three-night backpacking trip about 8-12 miles long.

Space is limited

Reserve your space at summer camp today. Space is limited and we are likely to reach our capacity soon.