National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)
Through activities, events, games, and adventures, NYLT participants will work and play hard together as they put into action the best Scouting has to offer. The Scout will learn that leadership requires a vision, goals and planning, learn the stages of team development, and he will leave with a “toolbox” of leadership skills. This National Youth Leadership Training was developed by the Boy Scouts of America and is being offered by the Greater Yosemite Council for our youth leaders.
Scouting recognizes that Scoutmasters have the primary responsibility for training their youth leaders. The purpose of NYLT is not to assume that role, but rather to enhance and support the Scoutmaster’s role. NYLT is a 6-day-long (Monday thru Saturday) training that features instruction in skills that can be used at home, at school, on the job, and, in particular, at the Scout unit level. We invite you to select your best Scouts, with an emphasis on all your unit leaders, especially your future Senior Patrol Leaders, Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders, and Patrol Leaders to attend NYLT.
For a Scout to be considered for participation, he must be:
- At least a First Class Scout
- A minimum of 14 years of age, but less than 20 by the final day of the course
He should be in a leadership position or be a Scout you feel is destined for a key leadership role in your troop. Since the conference will be conducted in a camp setting, it is important that the Scouts have competent skills in hiking, camping, and cooking. Scouts can only participate in this training if they have both their parent and Scoutmaster and/or Committee Chair approval.
Please help support this important training opportunity for your youth that is being provided by our council.
To find out more about the NYLT Course being offered Summer of 2015