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What is NYLT?
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth leaders with skills and experience in leadership that they can used in their home unit and their every day life.
The course is conducted under the auspices of the Baltimore Area Council Training Committee using the latest national BSA-developed National Youth Leadership Training syllabus and parallels the Wood Badge training for adults.
What is the purpose?
The course focuses on what a leader must Be, Know and Do.  The core content is taught with a focus on How To.  The skills come alive during the weekends as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.
Toolbox of Leadership Skills Used:
SMART goals, Planning and Problems Solving Tools, Assessment Tool - SSC, EDGE, Stages of Team Development, EAR, MaSeR, and ROPE.
Course Design:
NYLT is a six-day course designed to represent a month in the life of a model Scout Troop. Content is delivered in a troop and patrol outdoor setting with an emphases on immediate application of learning in a fun environment.  Interconnecting concepts and work processes are introduced early, built upon, through the use of memory aids, allowing youth to understand and employ the leadership skills much faster.
  • Scouts:  Must be 13 years of age and have not reached their 18th birthday, a First Class Scout, completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops, have the recommendation of their Scoutmaster.  
  • Venturer/Sea Scout:  Must be at least 14 years old, completed Crew Officers Orientation and Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews of Introduction to Leadership Skills for Ships, have the recommendation of the Crew/Ship Advisor.
  • Scouts BSA:  the First Class rank requirement is WAIVED for any age 14 and older Scout who newly joins a unit through 1 February 2020.
*All youth must complete a current BSA Annual Medical Examination (Parts A, B & C)
BAC NYL2021-1
Orientation Date:
 Wed., April 4, 2021  7pm
Location TBA
April 16-18, 2021
and May 7-8, 2021
(5:30pm Friday thru 3pm Sunday)
Camp Oest, Broad Creek
**You MUST attend all times and dates listed above to successfully complete the course**
COST:  To attend this 2-weekend course is $225 before March 1, 
after this date the cost is $250
**includes all NYLT neckerchief/hat/patch, camping fees, meals, notebook and training materials required for the course.  
Uniform, tent and personal equipment are provided by each participant.
For additional information contact: 
Chuck Chamberlain

This page updated 11/16/2020

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701 Wyman Park | Baltimore MD | 21211
(443) 573-2500

Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation
1929 Susquehanna Hall Road | Whiteford, MD | 21160


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