Written by Troy Schwable Tuesday, 13 November 2012 00:00
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Pre-requisites for Course at the Bottom of this page.
What is NYLT?
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting and powerful program designed to provide members of the Boy Scouts of America with leadership skills and experience they can use to lead themselves and others. This week-long outdoor experience represents a month in the model life of a typical Scout unit.
The NYLT course centers on the concepts of what a leader must
What will Scouts do at NYLT?
Every day is filled with activity. The concepts of what a leader must BE, must KNOW, and must DO are taught, demonstrated, and lived in the out of doors. Immediate use of new ideas is stressed in a fun atmosphere based on the principles of Scouting. Everything we do is applicable to unit leadership back home. Participants are taught by skilled Scout staff members and veteran adult leaders. The days are very full.
In order to attend an NYLT course, a youth must have the following qualifications by the beginning of the course:
■ Must be a registered member of a Scouting unit.
■ Must have a current BSA Health and Medical Record form parts A, B, and C.
■ Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts must be 13 years of age and fall within the maximum age allowance for their program registration. They must be a First Class Scout and have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops.
■ Venturers and Sea Scouts (male and female) must be at least 14, or 13 and have completed eighth grade, and fall within the maximum age allowance for their program. 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.
■ Have a unit leader recommendation.