The Fourth Annual Interamerican Leadership Training (ILT IV) will be held in Guatemala on December 28, 2016 to January 3, 2017.


For $250 USD per participant (plus the cost of any required Visas to get to Guatemala) your Scouts will participate in a uniquely tailored leadership training program. The Messenger of Peace Fund and the United States Fund for International Scouting will provide funding for the two participants' flights.


We sincerely trust that you will do everything possible to choose two candidates who have shown strong leadership potential, assist and prepare them to attend the course in Guatemala, and support them on their return so that they can share what they have learned with their fellow Scouts and Scouters.


Application forms are due on September 15, 2016.


We also hope that you will accept enthusiastically their plans for a Messengers of Peace project. The end result of successful completion of the course will be two young adult Scouts who are eager to grow Scouting in your country and our region. They will be prepared to help train more leaders while recruiting others to give service through the Messenger of Peace program in your NSO.


The Mission of Scouting is to contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society. “Vision 2023”, which was adopted by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) in 2014, states that by 2023 Scouting will be the world’s leading educational youth movement, enabling 100 million young people to be active citizens creating positive change in their communities and in the world based on shared values.

 One of the strategic priorities, also adopted by WOSM in 2014, states that the Youth Programme should provide a non-formal learning environment, strengthening the capacity of young people to face the challenges of tomorrow.


The Interamerican Leadership Training (ILT) embodies the mission, vision, and strategic priorities endorsed by WOSM by providing leadership training in a collaborative, activity based environment.  The teaching of leadership, project planning, communication, and team dynamics provides participants with the skills they need to face the challenges of tomorrow.  It provides them with the skills to improve their performance which, in turn, will improve the performance of any organization they are affiliated with.


As the success of ILT grew, those youths who attended ILT wanted to share their newly acquired skills and knowledge with their fellow Scouts in their home National Scouting Organizations (NSOs).


In an effort to provide those NSOs with the tools necessary to develop their own internal leadership training programs the concept of “ILT in a Box” was born.  The objective is to have resources available that NSOs can adapt to fit their particular needs.


The resources available will be updated as feedback is received from the various courses held around the Region.




Take a look at where ILTs have been held in the Interamerican Region!