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National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.

NYLT is a two-weekend course-participants MUST attend both weekends. It is open to Boy Scouts between the ages of 13 and 17 who are at least First Class Rank. It is also open to male and female Venture Scouts between the ages of 14 and 20. Scouts must take either Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops or Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews in their home troops or crews prior to attending NYLT.

The patrol (team) method is used extensively throughout the training. Patrols (teams) are on their own to set up campsites, cook meals and carry on other activities under the supervision of our experienced youth staff. A Troop Guide is assigned to each patrol (team) to advise and be a resource to the participants throughout the learning process. The Troop Guide setting provides an opportunity for youth to practice the newly learned skills providing the home unit with improved effectiveness and enthusiasm from the youth leaders. Troop instructors will also help guide this learning. The training guidelines and rules are the same for those found in the Scout Oath and Law, the Venturing Code and Oath, the Outdoor Code and other National and Council practices and procedures.

Built on the legacy of past JLT successes, the new NYLT integrates the best of modern leadership theory with the traditional strengths of the Scouting experience. Through activities, presentations, challenges, discussions, and audio-visual support, NYLT participants will be engaged in a unified approach to leadership that will give them the skill and confidence to lead well. Through a wide range of activities, games, and adventures, participants will work and play together as they put into action the best Scouting has to offer.

Who Can Attend?
Boy Scouts, and Male and Female Venture Scouts

NYLT is for you if you are a Boy Scout and can answer YES to ALL of the following:

You’ll be between 13-17 years old by the day before the course begins.
You’ll be a First Class Scout by the day before the course begins
You now hold or intend to hold a leadership position in your troop
You have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops
You are mature enough and responsible enough to spend 2 weekends camping with youth you’ve never met, with minimal adult supervision and always live the Scout Oath and Law
You agree to practice the skills you learn at NYLT when you return to your home unit
AND
Your Unit Leader and Parents recommend you

NYLT is for you if you are a Venturer and can answer YES to ALL of the following:

You are between the ages of 14-20 years old by the day before the course begins.
You have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews
You are mature enough and responsible enough to spend 2 weekends camping with youth you’ve never met, with minimal adult supervision and always live the Venturing Oath and Code
You agree to practice the skills you learn at NYLT when you return to your home unit
AND
Your Unit Leader and Parents recommend you


Why Should You Attend NYLT?

Meet scouts from all across our council
Learn and develop new leadership skills
Sharpen scout skills
Realistic First Aid
Learn how to make the Patrol Method work
Learn how to communicate well with other scouts and adults
Learn the power of Vision and setting goals
Many scout games to bring back to your unit
Outdoor cooking and awesome food!
Learn teaching methods (EDGE)
Learn Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution
Geocaching and GPS instruction
Experience Scout Spirit and fellowship to the extreme
Network with other scouts, our youth staff and make new friends
Have a blast!

Participants are expected to be in full scout uniform and will be sent an equipment list before the course. Participants are expected to have had a minimum of 1 week at summer camp-this course is an outdoor camping experience-each youth must have their own tent, tarp and bedroll. Since this is a National course, a complete Class 3 Medical form is required to participate and must be submitted with the application. We will work with any scouts who have any dietary needs or restrictions and have a registered nurse as health officer on staff.
The NYLT course is intended to strengthen the relationship between the junior leader and his adult leader.


2014 Tuition is $210 if registered and paid in full by Friday, March 15. $250 after March 15. Tuition includes all food, training materials, NYLT tee shirt, water bottle, NYLT patch and certificate.

This course is limited to 48 participants.

For further information, please contact Mr. Jim Hord, at jimjimhord.com .  Or Donna Ragusa, Committee Chair at dragusaatt.net

Medical Form, Class 3 
NYLT Flyer and Registration Form 

 

Online Registration Closed 4/4/2014

 

April 4-6 and 11-13, 2014
Durland Scout Reservation

Introduction to Troop Leadership Skills can be found here.

 


Featured in the October 2004 issue of Scouting Magazine is one of the NYLT pilot courses run in Sam Houston Council, Texas.

 

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