The importance of the eleven skills of leadership in the Boys Scouts is that they emphasizes the value of leadership skills and collaboration in group settings that will prove useful both in the Boy Scouts program and later in the future. The eleven skills were installed in 1974.
One of the most important of the eleven skills taught to Boys Scouts is the importance of leading by example. Boy Scouts are taught to emulate admirable qualities of important and influential people. Some other components of the eleven skills are communication, planning, counseling, evaluating and sharing leadership. These skills also teach how to properly relay valuable information to your troop members.