Kodiak Challenge

Kodiak Challenge  is usually held within a high adventure trek, but high adventure is not required.  The trek needs to have a vision, requires planning and involves teamwork to reach the group's vision of success.  You will learn leadership skills and put the seven leadership skills of the Introduction to Leadership Skills courses into practice in a trek environment.  The unit specific Intro to Leadership Skills course is required for Kodiak: ILSC for Crews, ILSS for Ships, ILST for Troops and Teams.

All units (Troops, Teams, Crews and Ships) with older youth and the desire to plan a trek will be able to make use of Kodiak.  The requirements to attend are:

  • Be at least in high school, be physically capable and able to safely accomplish the trek.
  • Have completed "Introduction to Leadership Skills" for Crews or Troops.
  • Complete the pre-trek leadership skills of Vision and Planning.

In addition to the two pre-trek leadership skills of Vision and Planning, the new Kodiak will have five leadership skills taught during the trek. 

These five are:

  • Communication
  • Team Development
  • Inclusiveness
  • Values
  • Servant Leadership

After the completion of the trek, the group gathers again.  This is a critical part of the course, as it models the assessment portion of planning and gives valuable feedback that is used to improve future treks and activities for this unit.

At the completion of the course, each participant is presented the Kodiak medal.