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National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 All Day - Monday, December 31, 2018
Training
(Bovay Scout Ranch, 3450 County Rd 317, Navasota, TX 77868)

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed six-day council-level program designed to provide youth who are 13 years and older with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

Register for NYLT

The first step in the BSA Youth Leadership Training continuum is conducted in the home unit. Boy Scouts and Venturers who have 1) completed this training and 2) reached the age of thirteen but are not yet eighteen, (for Venturers not yet twenty one) may participate in the next step by accepting the challenge of the council level National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT).

Unit leaders have the primary responsibility for training their youth leaders. The purpose of National Youth Leadership Training is not to assume that role, but rather support it. The NYLT week is filled with activities, presentations, challenges, discussions, and camping in a team and model unit environment. Participants learn and practice skills that are valuable at home, church, school, work and the Scouting unit.

The course is designed for youth members 14 years of age. However, at a unit leader's discretion, they may approve a Scout at 13 years of age to attend NYLT. Since a Scout only takes this course once, we want them to get the maximum benefit from this experience; therefore, it is essential that they be able to handle the demands of this advanced course, which requires maturity, experience, and proficiency in basic camping skills.

At NYLT, a temporary training unit is formed consisting of youth from Venturing crews, Boy Scout troops across the council. This training unit is instructed and led by a highly qualified group of outstanding youth and adult trainers. At the end of this conference the Scout returns to their home unit with advanced knowledge of leadership skills and patrol/troop/team/crew operation.  Check out the Scouting Magazine article on NYLT featuring the Sam Houston Area Council and video made during a winter course held at Bovay Scout Ranch.  Note that some program elements which have changed since the video was produced.



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