National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)
NYLT COURSE DATES
What is NYLT? National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an action-packed program designed to provide Scouts with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. This program is the centerpiece of the council’s youth training opportunities, providing local units with outstanding youth leaders and giving those participants the tools and leadership ideals that will serve them well in whatever they do.
NYLT COURSE DATES
A constant refrain of NYLT is, “If you can see it, you can be it.” The course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what a leader must KNOW and what a leader must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the team goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.
NYLT is a six-day course, patterned after a month in the life of a unit. We are also offering two weekend courses. Each course will be covered over a 2 weekend period and you must attend both weekends in order to complete your training. The course 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 skills and confidence to lead well. During an NYLT course, team members find themselves going through the stages of team development. Their challenges heighten the team development process, enabling them to use their awareness of the stages to build a highly effective team that can reach its full potential.
Who Should Attend?
Youth in Scouts BSA and Venturers who currently hold a key leadership role in their home unit or the unit leader feels has the potential to hold a key leadership position in the future.
Scouts BSA members must be First Class rank and at least 13 years old. They must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops.
Venturers and Sea Scouts must be 14-21. They must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews or Ships. It is recommended that they have had at least one year of camping experience. While NYLT is not an outdoor skills course, it is important that each participant have basic camping and outdoor cooking experience.
What is the Involvement of the Unit Leader?
NYLT is intended to strengthen the relationship between the youth leader and unit leader. The unit leader is highly encouraged to have a pre-course and post-course conference with the participant to discuss their vision and goals for future success of their home unit.
Code of Ethics
Every course operates according to the principles of the Scout Oath and Law. Each participant and staff member is welcomed, appreciated and valued. There is no room for hazing or for any activities that do not add to a positive learning experience for everyone.
Scholarships are available to applicants to help lessen the financial burden of the course. Assistance is also available through several sources such as your unit or chartered partner. Typical scholarships are one half of the course fee and submission deadlines vary.
To apply for CAC Campership, please contact your Course Director for the course you are interested in attending.
To apply for a Mark D. Van Matre NYLT Scholarship please use the link below. Only one Mark D. Van Matre NYLT Scholarship is available per course. Application must be received by March 1st (April course), May 1st (June course) and August 1st (September course)