National Youth Leadership Training
July 30 – August 4, 2017
Sinoquipe Scout Reservation
WHAT IS NYLT??
National Youth Leadership Training is a six-day outdoor leadership experience for current and future leaders selected by the Scoutmaster or Crew Advisor. This experience builds upon Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST), and is designed in close coordination with Wood Badge. The conference utilizes the Boy Scout troop structure by using the patrol method. Patrol leadership changes daily to give all Scouts and Venturers a chance to experience being the Patrol Leader or Assistant Patrol Leader. The participants will write their own vision statement in which they will plan how to use their newly acquired skills in their home troops and crews.
WHAT IS ITS PURPOSE??
The aims of the conference are:
1) To give each participant a basic knowledge of various modern leadership skills while helping them relate these skills to their own troop and crew responsibilities
2) To give them the confidence and knowledge necessary to run their unit’s program; to provide opportunities to share ideas and experiences and grow friendships with Scouts from other troops and Venturers from other Crews;
3) And, of course, to have FUN!
AGE: Youth must be 13 years of age by the beginning of the course. This is important because this is a demanding course with a full schedule.
RANK/TRAINING: Scouts must be First Class or higher. Boy Scouts must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST). Venturers must have completed Introduction Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC).
EXPERIENCE: Scouts must have one long-term (week) camping experience. For Venturers, camping experience is recommended because the course is conducted in an outdoor camping setting. Leader’s recommendation is required for the participant.
SCOUTMASTER’S & ADVISOR’S RECOMMENDATION
This is very important! Scoutmasters and Advisors know their youth better than anyone in the program, and their thoughtful judgment is vital for our success and the successful experience for their Scout, their Venturer and each participant. Please understand the importance placed on Scoutmaster’s and Advisor’s judgment regarding the youth wishing to participate. Keep in mind this is an intensive week long leadership training course, not summer camp. Demonstrated maturity and the ability to work with others are essential for this course!!!
Cost: $250 before 7/7/2017, or $300 after 7/7/2017
$50 off if this is a Scout’s second week of camp.
The participant application is available here.
Information and packing sheet available here.