The purpose of NYLT is to support the Unit Adult’s training of the youth leaders. The objectives of the course are to:
- Provide a toolbox of leadership skills
- Relate these skills to leading in their unit
- Instill knowledge and confidence to run the unit program
- Enhance relationship between the Scout and the unit
- Share ideas and experiences with other Scouts
- Experience Scouting at its best
- Have fun!
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.
ABOUT ATTENDING NYLT
NYLT is a dynamic program that puts youth in leadership situations throughout the week. Participants will be challenged with obstacles, team building exercises, and hear from advanced NYLT youth about the principles of leading a team. Together, Scouts will work with other Scouts from around the council to form a team in their own patrol. They will meet new friends and learn the importance of being a team player by taking on several leadership roles. As a patrol, they will camp, cook, clean, and take on a number of exciting adventures as they go through the stages of development to perform as a group.
NYLT is an outdoor camping and learning program. Participants will be camping in A-frame tents throughout the week, therefore, all participants are required to bring a folding cot to sleep on. The days are full, so getting good rest is important. There are a number of required and suggested equipment items to bring to NYLT. To view the full Equipment List, click here.
If regular medication is needed throughout the week while attending NYLT, the NYLT Staff is prepared and able to accommodate your needs. All participants are required to complete parts A, B, and C of the Boy Scouts of America Health Form. Part C does require a physical and health professional certification. Please be sure to bring enough medication, in the proper quantities and in the original containers for the week. Additional health related forms are available at the bottom of this page for instructions, immunization requirements, and more. Click here to view the BSA Health Form.