Kodiak is a leadership course for youth only. Boy Scout and Venturing youth who are 14 and have completed the 8th grade are eligible. It consists of an introductory weekend course teaching two leadership skills, followed by a five-day trek- oriented course where one leadership skill is learned per day, and a final part to teach reflection and evaluation of performance.
The Kodiak Challenge is oriented around a high adventure trek setting with leadership training and involvement woven into the adventure. The course prepares the Scout or Venturer to be a “servant leader” as they lead their peers. Servant leadership as a philosophy teaches that the leader works with and through a team to accomplish the mission. The course is designed to be relevant to the participant’s life, to become internalized, is based on the servant leader concept, is based on nature, but most of all, it is FUN!!