National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)
Spring Session 2013
Hope Haven, Virginia Beach
March 8-10, 2013 (Weekend #1) & March 15-17, 2013(Weekend #2)
Please click here for NYLT Participant Application
"The Quest for the Meaning of Leadership"
NYLT is open to members of Boy Scout Troops, Venturing Crews, Sea Scout Ships, Varsity Teams and Explorer Posts.
National Youth Leadership Training will be held at Hope Haven, Virginia Beach March 8-10 and March 15-17, 2013. NYLT will be conducted in a two-weekend model. The course is open to any registered Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Sea Scout, Venturer, or Explorer that is 13 to 20 years old and at least a First Class Scout by March 8, 2013. Registration for NYLT will be opened in October.
Fee for participants:
$180 total cost paid on or before December 1, 2012
$190 total cost paid on or before January 31, 2013
$220 total cost paid on or before February 16, 2013
Course closes February 17, 2013
For application, click here
National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth with the leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. It is extremely encouraged that every unit has at least ONE representative attend NYLT spring session 2013. The course builds on skills learned during your unit’s delivery of Introduction to Leadership Skills. Therefore, it is imperative that participants attending NYLT Spring Session 2013 complete Introduction to Leadership Skills Course for Crews or Troops prior to attending the course.
National Youth Leadership Training is the highest level of training a Scout can take at the council level. Those who attend NYLT will meet the prerequisites for National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE). This is the ultimate national BSA youth training experience located at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.
The content of NYLT is delivered in a team-oriented, outdoor setting, with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun and engaging environment. The concept of the NYLT course is centered on the philosophy of what a leader must BE, KNOW, and DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on “HOW TO.” The skills come alive during the week as the team journeys on a “Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.” The course integrates the best of modern corporate leadership theories with traditional strengths and values of Scouting. Through a wide range of activities, games, and adventures, participants will work, play, and grow together as they put into action the best Scouting has to offer. The youth returning from NYLT will have a deep concept and understanding of servant leadership and be more prepared to engage themselves as leaders in a youth led, youth ran organization.
NYLT provides skills that go beyond Scouting. Participants graduate with the critical skills required to be successful in life. We encourage that you promote to your unit to partake in this life-changing course. Therefore, we highly encourage Unit Committees to offer at least one scholarship to NYLT for half of the course cost for participants. As BSA’s premiere national youth leadership experience offered at the council level, the knowledge gained at NYLT has a direct influence for the continued and enduring success of your unit. A trained YOUTH leader will contribute significantly in retention, recruitment, and unit operations. Invest in the youth and they will pay it forward.
Strong leaders are made not born!
Make the most of yourself at NYLT
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Last Updated October 26, 2012