NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING (NYLT)
The Daniel Webster council has been offering the NYLT program to its youth leaders since the summer of 2000, tailoring the specific course materials to meet the needs of our local scouting units. This summer, we are excited to extend the program to support female scouts, and to continue to support youth leaders from our venturing crews, explorer posts, and OA chapters. Come accelerate your leadership with us!
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 National BSA 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 create an enthusiastic and fun situation where participants will experience “Scouting at its best”;
– To give participants the confidence and knowledge to run their unit program and an opportunity to explore new program ideas with their peers;
– To improve the health of scouting units and to create a youth training pool to assist in District level training events.
– Participants will gain the most from the course if they have had a successful experience as an elected leader.
– 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.
WHAT ARE THE PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS?
– Participants in this program must be registered members in a scouting unit (Troop, Crew, or Post), be at least 14 years of age by the course start date, and have the recommendation of their unit leader.
– Male participants from scout troops must have earned the rank of First Class. Female participants from scout troops are not required to have earned First Class to be a participant in 2019.
– 13 year-old participants may be considered in exceptional cases if they have completed the 8th grade and their Unit Leader contacts the NYLT Course Director to recommend them.
– 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 23, 2019 – Saturday, June 29, 2019
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.
$430 – Course fees paid by 5/15
Camperships/Scholarships may be available.
WHAT IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS?
Applications will be accepted until June 1, 2019. 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 2019
- A pre-camp meeting for Scouts, parents, and unit leaders will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2019, 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 23, 2019, at Camp Bell.
- 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 and Explorers 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 1, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Camp Carpenter Dining Hall so that participants can share their project results and be recognized.