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NYLT 2016-2017

Course Overview

The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, must KNOW, and must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.

Youth leadership training is a three-eadership Training and Crew Leadership Training. Kodiak is not required for participation in NYLT or NAYLE.

The Course models a month in the life of a unit.  An NYLT course is set up to represent an activity cycle in the life of a typical Scouting unit. This might be a month in the life of a troop or a series of meetings leading to an activity in a Venturing Crew. The first three full days of the course represent the planning stages, complete with leadership council meetings, unit meetings and planning for a larger event.  Participants use the full range of BSA resources for planning and conducting meetings that are interesting, lively, and relevant; a skill participants can incorporate with great effect when they return to their home units.  NYLT participants put their preparations to the test with an NYLT Outpost Camp.  This experience symbolizes the big event that culminates a typical unit’s activity cycle program.

During an NYLT course, participants find themselves going through the four stages of team development — Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing -- that all groups experience when brought together for a single, unified purpose. Their challenges heighten the team development process, enabling them to use their awareness of these team-building stages to construct a highly effective team that can reach its full potential. Along the way they also get to enjoy Scouting fellowship and fun.

NYLT participants discover that leading themselves and leading others requires a vision—a picture of future success.  Each team will develop a vision for the course, and each individual will prepare his or her own vision.  A constant refrain of NYLT is “If you can see it, you can be it.”  Through presentations and positive experiences in goal-setting, planning, and problem-solving, participants learn how to set a clear course toward realizing their team and individual visions; and then how to put themselves in the center of those pictures of future success.

Throughout The Course, the staff will be modeling the concepts and skills that are the core content of the course.  The focus of each session is not only knowledge but also giving the youth a “Toolbox of Skills” that equips them with the “how.”


  • Give participants the confidence and knowledge to conduct their own BSA program
  • Provide participants with a clear understanding of team and personal developm opportunity to share ideas and experiences with youth from other troops.
  • Have fun and experience the “scouting” program at its best.

-  Be a First Class Scout and have completed Troop Leadership Training (TLT).

-  Other youth participants must be at least 14 and fall within the maximum age allowance for their program. They must have completed Crew Officer Orientation, the Venturing Leadership Skills Course, or the new Crew Leadership Training.

-  Have a unit leader recommendation.

Unit leaders should not allow exceptions to age and rank requirements. Experience has shown that youth younger than 13 often lack the physical and emotional maturity to benefit fully from the NYLT experience.  Select and invite youth from your unit who you as a leader believe will gain the most from the course and will be the best servant leaders.  Make sure that the youth whose names you submit are willing and eager participants.  They will be best served by the NYLT experience.

Registration 2016

Sam Houston Council, NYLT 2016


DATES: (Must attend both)

Decmber 4, 2016, MANDATORY ORIENTATION: There is a mandatory orientation for all participants and every youth on the wait list. The orientation meeting is held at the Cockrell Scout Center (2225 North Loop West).  Orientation for Winter NYLT will be held on December 4, 2016 at 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your chosen session to check in. Please have all fees and paperwork finalized before the orientation meeting in order to ensure a speedy check-in. All registered participants will receive an email with orientation registration instructions as the date nears. If you have questions about the orientation meeting, contact Cesiah Molina at 713-756-3398.


December 18 - 23, 2016, day one begins at 1 p.m. (check-in starts at Noon) and day six ends around 4 p.m.


PLACE: Cockrell Scout Center, 2225 North Loop West, Houston

COST: $225


CONTACT: Cesiah Molina, NYLT Registration at  





Required Personal Items:

·         Complete BSA Field Uniform: Boy Scout: khaki/ Venturing: green shirt, gray pant; Sea Scouts: chambray

·         Uniform shirt with proper patches (1 to 2)

·         Uniform pants or shorts (1 to 2)

·         Uniform socks (3 pair)

·         Uniform BSA belt and buckle

·         Shoes: 2 pair (1 pair suitable for hiking and 1 extra pair; no open-toed or sandals except shower shoes)

·         Rain suit or poncho

·         Light jacket in summer, heavy jacket in winter

·         Change of clothing: pants, shirts, underwear, socks

·         Backpack for all gear (no footlockers/suitcases)

·         Sleeping bag

·         Ground cloth

·         Lightweight tent for camping (10'x10' or smaller)

·         Water bottle or canteen (2)

·         Mess kit: plate, bowl, cup, knife, spoon

·         Flashlight (spare batteries & bulb)

·         Compass

·         Boy Scout knife (no sheath knives)

·         Chapstick, sun screen, insect repellent (no aerosol)

·         Prescribed or required medication in ziplock bag with name on bag (only enough for the 6 days) – left with adult staff member

·         Pens or pencils/notepad

·         Winter courses:  warm jacket and sweatshirt or sweater

·         Annual Medical and Medical Record, Parts A, B, C

Each participant will receive two NYLT t-shirts during check-in

Recommended Personal Gear:

  • Foam sleeping pad

  • Bathing - 2 towels, soap/container (a ziplock works)

  • Hygiene products:  toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, deodorant, comb, etc.

  • Powder to prevent chaffing (e.g. Gold Bond)

  • Personal first aid kit – basic – band aids, etc.

  • Watch/alarm clock

Optional Personal Gear:

  • Small rug or mat for tent floor

  • Pillow

  • Sewing/repair kit

  • Clothesline/clothespins

  • Sunglasses

  • Camera ( no cell phones)

  • Musical instrument (no electronics)

  • Shower shoes (don't have to be closed toed)

  • Religious book(s)

Please do not bring food, electronics (cell phone, game devices), hiking staves or poles, matches, lighters or any item that results in fire. Merit badge and OA sashes are not needed.  Mark  all personal gear and equipment with youth’s name. Count the number of large items left with the youth and be sure you have the same number of items on pickup day.

All clothing must be "Scout appropriate" meaning t-shirts and caps with Scouting themes from activities such as summer camp, Camporees, high adventure outings and also troop-specific wear are appropriate. Clothing which promotes businesses, entertainment groups/individuals, sports or teams, or schools and etc. are not appropriate for this course.

Remember: “Dress for the weather. Pack for the season.”


Registration 2017

Bay Area Council, NYLT 2017



  • Orientation- 7 p.m., date TBD, Camp Karankawa, 3249 FM 1459 Rd., Sweeny, TX 77480 - mandatory participant and parent orientation will take place. Participants will be oriented separately from their parents. Parents will receive a copy of the medicine release form (all medications must be in a gallon sized Ziploc type bag and clearly labeled with the youth’s name and directions for dispensing). Participants and parents will receive a packing list.
  • June 4-9, 2017The Course will begin at Noon, June 4 and conclude by 7:30 p.m., June 9 LOCATION: Camp Karankawa, 3249 FM 1459 Rd., Sweeny, TX 77480

$175 per Scout  (This includes food, training materials & a t-shirt)
$50 per  Youth or Adult Staff

MAX PARTICIPANTS: Space is limited to 48 Scouts, based on a first come, first serve basis


  • Hiking shoes and/or closed-toe shoes
  • Youth leader handbook
  • Water bottle, mess kit, eating utensils
  • Toiletry kit, towels (2), wash cloth
  • Overnight pack, day pack
  • Sleeping gear, sleeping bag, pillow
  • Backpacking tent, cot or air mattress, ground cloth
  • Flashlight, compass, watch, sharpening stone, walking stick
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Sunglasses, mosquito spray, sunscreen, medication (Dispensed by Nurse)
  • Sewing kit
  • Pens & paper
  • Religious book, camera (no cell phones, ipods or ipads)



CONTACT: JR Frausto at

REGISTER BY: May 24, 2017