National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)
NYLT: Be Prepared to Lead the Way
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What is NYLT?
NYLT is a six-day course that delivers training in a troop and patrol outdoor setting with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment. Interconnecting concepts and work processes are introduced early, built upon, and aided by the use of memory aids, which allows participants to understand and employ the leadership skills much faster.
Why attend NYLT?
Through this week long outdoor training. Scouts grow and improve their leadership skills while following the guidelines of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Scouts earning the NYLT Shield are better prepared to interact with adult leaders and face the challenges and demands ahead.
To attend NYLT, a Scout must be:
- A current registered member of the BSA
- First Class rank or higher and completed introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops
- ***14 years old or 13 years old and have completed 8th grade ***.
- A current or prospective youth leader approved by the Scoutmaster or Crew Advisor
- Venturers and Sea Scouts are exempt from the first class rank and must fall within the maximum age allowance
- Pack & Paddle candidates must be 14 years old by the date of camp and pass the BSA Swim test.
For 2019 only, an exception will be granted for girls to attend NYLT without first achieving the First Class Rank. All other requirements must be met.
***Age limit has changed for 2019. This is in alignment with the 2019 National policy***
S-F Sakima offers Land Based, Pack and Paddle Courses and Youth and Adult Staffing opportunities. Rhodes-France offers a Land Based course and Youth and Adult Staffing opportunities.
Early sign up is $265 when you register and pay by April 10th. After April 10th the price is $280.00. Late fees apply June 1st; $295.00.
Have more Scouts or Venturers attending NYLT this year than last year? Your Unit may quality for the NYLT Incentive.
Participant/Parent/Guardian/Unit Leader | Required Documents for 2019 The following forms must be completed and reviewed by a parent or guardian before arriving at NYLT Camp.
- Over the Counter Drug Permission
- Health Form
- NYLT Parent Letter
- Speciality Diet Form
- NYLT Land Based Equipment List & Map
- NYLT Pack & Paddle Equipment List & Map
The following form must be completed by the Unit Leader prior to arriving atNYLT Camp:
A Scout need only attend one of these weeks to successfully complete the NYLT course. A Scout must be at camp for the entire week to complete the program.
NYLT Pack & Paddle
The Pack & Paddle course is conducted in the S bar F Scout Ranch backcountry and on Nims Lake during the NYLT courses. Attending Scouts and Venturers develop leadership skills, practice low-impact camping, hiking, canoeing, and learn the proper use of a compass for navigation.
All participants must stow food, crew gear, shelter, personal items and any other essential equipment in their packs. It’s important to remember when selecting equipment that this is a physically demanding course.
To attend Pack & Paddle, a candidate must:
- Meet all NYLT requirements
- Be 14 years old by date of summer camp
- Pass the BSA swim test (swim 100 yards using strong strokes)
The Pack & Paddle outpost adventure program follows the NYLT syllabus.
NYLT staff is a terrific opportunity for graduates of the NYLT program to master their leadership skills while having a ton of fun and building bonds with other Scouts on staff.
Scouts on NYLT Staff are responsible for running the program at their respective weeks. The only requirement to be on NYLT staff is to successfully complete an NYLT course.
All staff members must work at least one week of NYLT this summer and will be required to be there for the full duration. Be sure you check which weeks you can staff and pick one that works for you.
Every Scout applying for staff, whether new or returning, must fill out an application and also complete an interview with the Youth Directors.
Interview Dates for 2019 Program:
December 1: Pine Ridge Scout Camp, 12pm-5pm
December 8: Belleville Service Center, 12pm-5pm
December 15: Cape Girardeau Service Center, 12pm- 5pm
December 18: Beaumont Scout Reservation, 11am-8pm
December 19: Beaumont Scout Reservation, 11am-5pm
Notecard Sessions (All sessions 5-8 p.m.)
- Information coming in January
2019 Staff Development Dates (staff must attend all dates):
- February 15-16: Emerson Center, Beaumont Scout Reservation
- March 15-17: Emerson Center, Beaumont Scout Reservation
- April 12-13: Emerson Center, Beaumont Scout Reservation
- May 31-June 2: Work Weekend Camp Sakima