NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING (NYLT)
The Daniel Webster council has been offering the NYLT program to its youth leaders since the summer of 1999, tailoring the specific course materials to meet the needs of our youth leaders. This summer, we are excited to continue to extend the program to support our venturing crew, explorer post, and OA chapter leaders.
WHAT IS NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING (NYLT)?
NYLT is a week-long outdoor leadership training program for youth leaders developed by the Boy Scouts of America and conducted by Daniel Webster Council and other councils around the country. A highly trained youth staff under the supervision of adult advisors set the example in modeling the core learning and leadership messages of the NYLT syllabus.
The course focuses on teaching advanced leadership skills through the patrol or crew method. The participants will be challenged to accomplish activities and projects using the leadership skills taught in the course. Participants will experience the simulation of a month in the life of a unit, complete with meetings, activities, and planning for the big monthly outing (the outpost overnight trip at the end of the course).
WHAT ARE THE COURSE OBJECTIVES?
– To give participants the confidence and knowledge to run their unit program;
– To teach and practice key leadership skills and relate these skills to the participant’s unit responsibilities;
– To give participants the opportunity to share ideas and experiences that other Scouts and Venturers have found to be successful and useful in their home units;
– To give participants a varied experience with emphasis on the patrol method and new ways to teach Scoutcraft skills in a fun atmosphere back in their home unit;
– To create an enthusiastic and fun situation where participants will experience “Scouting at its best”;
– To enhance the relationship between the participant and his or her home unit leader.
– To create a youth training pool to assist in District level training events.
WHAT ARE THE PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS?
– Participants in this program must be either Venturers or Explorers at least 16 years old or Boy Scouts First Class, Star, Life or Eagle and at least 14 years of age by course start date.
– Boy Scouts attending should have had a successful experience as a patrol leader and be a Senior Patrol Leader or Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (or preparing to fill one of these positions); and have the recommendation of their unit leader.
– 13 year-old Boy Scouts and 15 year old Venture Scouts may be considered in exceptional cases if their Unit Leader contacts the NYLT Course Director to recommend them.
– Venture Scouts or Explorers who are Crew or Post members looking to step into a leadership role for their Crew, Post, or school in the upcoming year should definitely attend.
– OA Chapters are encouraged to send teams of their upcoming leaders to the course.
– All NYLT participants must have a completed Annual Health & Medical Record (AHMR) with Parts A, B and C completed. Part C of the form is the physical examination which must be signed by a certified and licensed health-care provider recognized by the BSA. Recognized providers are physicians (MD, DO), nurse practitioners, and physician’s assistants. Substitute forms will not be accepted.
Sunday, June 24, 2017 – Saturday, June 30, 2018
We run the NYLT program completely outdoors at Camp Bell, Griswold Scout Reservation, in
Gilmanton Ironworks, NH. The Parent and Leader Guides to Camp Bell (insert links) offer additional information regarding dietary or medical accommodations and emergency procedures information.
$390 – Course fees paid by 5/15
Scholarships may be available.
WHAT IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS?
Applications will be accepted until June 1, 2018. The course is very popular and enrollment is limited. It is recommended to register early to avoid disappointment. Registration does not guarantee acceptance. Unit Leader approval is required by e-mail following registration. Units wishing to send more than two participants may be asked to place additional names on a waiting list.
Upon acceptance, applicants will receive additional information and an invitation to attend the Orientation Meeting with their parents and unit leader on the first Sunday in June.
TENTATIVE TIMELINE for 2018
- A pre-camp meeting for Scouts, parents, and unit leaders will be held on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the Camp Carpenter Dining Hall, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Participants are expected to check in with their Patrol Counselor/Crew Counselor after the pre-camp meeting but before Course week to confirm preparations.
- NYLT begins with check-in at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, 2018.
- NYLT finishes with a quick dismissal ceremony precisely at 8:00am on Saturday, June 30, 2018
- Participants are expected to be in full, official, scout uniforms for the pre-camp meeting, check-in, all flag ceremonies and most meals. (Rather than purchasing new uniform items, participants are encouraged to borrow extra socks, shorts, etc, from friends in their unit).
- Venture Scouts will get more direction on uniforms and packing requirements for the course week during the pre-camp meeting.
- Participants will be asked to complete a leadership project (their vision) after completing their week with us. There will be a Course Gathering on Sunday, December 2, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. so that participants can share their project results and be recognized.