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Jun 4-9, 2017
National Youth Leadership Training June 4-9,2017

National Youth Leadership Training

NYLT June 2017

National Youth Leadership Training 2017

June 4 - 9, 2017

Camp Shetek, Curie MN


National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

For many years, junior leader training (JLT) was an important part of the leadership training continuum of BSA local councils throughout America. In 2003 and 2004, a task force of leadership experts and hundreds of Scouts in pilot courses across the nation reviewed and tested every aspect of the new NYLT syllabus, which incorporates the latest leadership ideas and presents fresh, vital and meaningful training for today's Scouts. The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he 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.

NYLT is a six-day course. Content is delivered in a troop and patrol outdoor setting with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment. Interconnecting concepts and work processes are introduced early, built upon, and aided by the use of memory aids, which allows participants to understand and employ the leadership skills much faster.

Built on the legacy of past JLT successes, the new NYLT 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 skill and confidence to lead well. Through a wide range of activities, games, and adventures, participants will work and play together as they put into action the best Scouting has to offer.

The NYLT course has Eight Key Elements:

  1. A month in the life of a Unit
  2. The Four Stages of Team Development
  3. Leadership Requires Vision, Goals, and Planning
  4. Toolbox of Leadership Skills
  5. Consistent Leadership Modeling
  6. Scout Oat and Law
  7. It’s Fun
  8. The Traditions

The Scouts come away from their NYLT experience with exposure to the best of the best of leadership techniques. They have learned so many invaluable skills about how to create a vision of success, how to set goals and make plans, how to listen and solve problems, and how to teach and lead. Most of all, they learn the bigger of how to put needs of others first in order to be a truly great leader. They learn to use the Scout Oath and Law to make hard decisions and to remain true to Scouting’s values.

Who May Participate?

Boy Scout Participants

  • Minimum age 13

  • Minimum First Class Rank

  • Hold a Troop level leadership position (Preferred)

  • Scoutmaster Approval

  • Parent Permission

Venturing Participants

  • Crew membership

  • Completed Venturing Leadership Skills Course (VLSC)

  • Hold a Crew level leadership position

  • Advisor approval

  • Parent Permission

Experience tells us that the amount of benefits a young person will get from the course is directly proportional to his level of maturity, attitude, and focus.

If you have questions, please contact Kari Lortscher at (605)335-0943 or Jason Cruse at or (605)361-2697.

$200  if registered with payment by May 21, 2017

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