National Youth Leadership Training 2024 (NYLT) Weekend 1
Date: January 13 - January 15 | Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
2024 National Youth Leadership Training
What is NYLT? The training of youth leaders in the Unit is important in helping individual Scouts, Venturers, and the Unit grow. The Boy Scouts of America has developed a six-day training experience, the National Youth Leadership Training Course (NYLT) that has proven valuable in the training of youth leaders. The course will stress the skills of leadership that will make youth leaders more effective in their Unit leadership positions. Perhaps more importantly, the Scout or Venturer will be exposed to living skills that will allow the Scout or Venturer to become a successful leader in any organization. This course will provide the youth with the tools that are needed to foster leadership potential. The skills taught will immensely facilitate the Unit Leader’s leadership development of the youth and directly benefit the Unit’s program.
What is its Purpose? Scouting recognizes that Unit Leaders have the responsibility of training their own youth leaders. The purpose of the National Youth Leadership Training Course is not to assume the Unit Leader’s role, but to support it. The course objectives are:
- To enhance the relationship between the participant and his Unit Leaders.
- To have fun.
- To give participants a basic knowledge of the skills of leadership and help them relate these skills to their Troop or Crew responsibilities.
- To give participants the opportunity to share ideas and experience with youth from other Units.
- To give participants the confidence and knowledge to run the Unit program.
- To create an atmosphere where Scouts and Venturers will experience Scouting at its best.
Qualifications: Any Scout who participates in the course must be at least a First Class Scout and 13 years old (but not yet 18), and a Scout that the Unit Leader feels is mature and currently filling a Unit leadership position or likely to assume a leadership position in the near future. The Scout may only attend on the Unit Leader’s recommendation. It is important that the Scout have camping, cooking and hiking skills. There is no rank requirement for Venturers – but a recommendation from your Crew President or Advisor is required.
Location and Time: The training will be a two weekend format course at Camp Bowers. To reduce the interference with school,
The first weekend starts on Saturday, January 13th at 9:00 am and ends at 5:00 pm on Monday, January 15th . Start and end times may be adjusted.
The second weekend starts at 4:00 pm on Friday, February 2nd and ends at 5 pm on Sunday, February 4th. Start and end times may be adjusted.
PARTICIPANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR THE ENTIRETY OF BOTH COURSE WEEKENDS
Participant Fee – $250.00
Camperships may be available for participants from Cape Fear Council. Contact Martin Clemmer at Martin.Clemmer@scouting.org for details.
Registration will be in divided into two parts: Payment and Participant Information. Both parts must be completed at the same time to confirm your spot on the course. Scoutmasters will be notified to provide their Scoutmaster Recommendation.
- Payment in full is due by December 1, 2023 or you may forfeit your spot.
- A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required for the course.
- Request for reimbursement will be considered only if someone is able to fill your spot minus deposit.
- Registrants after December 1, 2023 are not guaranteed course items.
Refund Policy Fees are generally not refundable; however they are transferable to other Scouts in the same unit. Full refunds will only be considered if requested in writing using the Activity Transfer/Refund Request Form a minimum of two weeks prior to the start of Council organized activity (cub camp, merit badge days, jamboree, Philmont, etc.) and are subject to approval by the Council Camping Committee.
Partial refunds may be given for later requests due to emergencies, medical situations or mandatory summer school. Requests for partial refunds must be received in writing by the Program Director no later than 10 days after the conclusion of activity and will be reviewed by the Council Camping Committee. Notify the Program Director immediately if a Scout may not attend activity due to illness, injury or a personal issue.
All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing and mailed to the Council Service Center attention Program Director or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Attention: Activity Transfer/Refund Request. Please include how the check should be made out, who it is to be mailed to, and all pertinent information in relation to the reason for the refund.