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NYLT 2015


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-leadership 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 development and how those elements relate to being a leader.
  • Guide the participants through the stages of team development.
  • Create an environment of Scouting fellowship and fun guided by the Scout / Venturing Oath and Scout Law.
  • Give participants the 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.



  • TBD- mandatory participant and parent orientation will take place at 7:30 p.m. at  TBD. 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 8-13, 2015The Course will begin at Noon on June 8 – (participants may not drop off any earlier than noon; they will have to wait in the parking area) and conclude on June 13.  Parents may pick up their youth at 7:30 PM on June 13.

LOCATION: Camp Karankawa, 3249 FM 1459 Rd., Sweeny, TX 77480

COST: The cost for the 6-day training conference is $175 per Scout.  This includes all food, camping equipment (except for a few items needed for the overnight hike), and training materials.


  • Official BSA Full Field Uniform preferred
  • Two sets Field shirts, shorts, uniform socks, official BSA belt & Buckle
  • Under garments (Lots), hankerchiefs
  • 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)



CONACT: Dianna Marsh at

REGISTER BY: May 29, 2015