2021 NYLT - National Youth Leadership Training

2021 NYLT - National Youth Leadership Training
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Birthdate cannot be after 8/5/2008
288 Camp Trexler Road
Kunkletown, PA 18058, US
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National Youth Leadership Training

Thursday August 5, 2021 through Monday August 9, 2021 

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Venturers and Scouts BSA, This is your next step in Leadership Training!

Why NYLT? 

An integral part of BSA’s Youth Leadership Training Continuum, NYLT is the next step after Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops/Crews (ILST/C). The Minsi Trails Council will be sponsoring a one Troop course in 2021 to provide additional opportunities for the Scoutmasters and Crew Advisors to train your youth leaders. The National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) course supports Scoutmasters and Crew Advisors in their primary responsibility of training youth leaders.

Built on the legacy of past youth leader training courses, NYLT integrates the best of modern leadership theory with the traditional strengths of a Scouting experience. Through activities, presentations, challenges, discussions, and audio-visual support, NYLT participants will be engaged in a unified approach to leadership that gives them the skills and confidence to lead well. Through a wide range of activities, events, games, and adventures, NYLT participants will work and play together as they put into action the best that Scouting has to offer.

The course is set up to represent a month in the life of a Unit. Patrols experience the stages of team development. Participants discover that leadership requires vision, goals, and planning. Participants are provided a “toolbox” of leadership skills.

The National Youth Leadership Training is a classroom and outdoor experience for youth leaders in support of the Scoutmaster’s and Crew Advisor’s responsibility for the training of their youth leaders. It is conducted by the council leadership training committee using an outline approved by the Boy Scouts of America.

Youth Leader Nomination

Troop and/or Crew nominations for Scout(s) to attend the Minsi Trails Council 2021 National Youth Leadership Training will be online. After registration, a check made out to Minsi Trails Council, 2021 NYLT in the amount of the balance due per nominee will need to be sent to council (the address will be online). The names of the youth leaders being nominated are required on this nomination  

Nominations need to be submitted by July 9, 2021. The $250 fee is due by July 9, 2021, otherwise an additional $100 will be charged. Please provide a contact email. Course confirmation letter and information will be sent by email.

The following information will be needed for each Scout when registering online:

Nominee name
Address of nominee
District #
T-Shirt size (Adult sizes)
Scout Rank
Male or Female
Council Name and Number
Scoutmaster’s/Crew Advisor’s Name
Scoutmaster’s/ Crew Advisor’s Address
Scoutmaster’s/ Crew Advisor’s Telephone
Scoutmaster’s/ Crew Advisor’s Email

What’s the Cost?

  • The cost for the course is $250.00 per Scout or Venturer, which includes all food and training materials.

  • If fees are not paid in full by July 9, 2021 the fee is $350.00.

  • Troops and Crews are encouraged to pay at least part of the fee from their budgets.

Is Any Special Equipment Needed?

  • An equipment list will be sent to each participant, who should bring the same clothing and equipment he or she would take to a weeklong camp.

  • A completed BSA medical form A, B, and C from a current physical exam. 

  • Each participant will represent his or her home unit and will wear its insignia.

  • Full field uniforms are needed.


The course is limited to 42 participants so reserve space for your key youth leader(s) as soon as possible.

Make nomination online, then send form to: Minsi Trails Council, BSA, P.O. Box 20624, Lehigh Valley, PA 18002-0624

  • Full payment per Scout is required with the registration form to hold the reservation. 

  • Nominations need to be submitted online by Friday, July 9, 2021

  • The fee is to be paid by July 9, 2021.

  • If full fee is not paid by July 9, 2021 then the fee is $350.00.

  • NO REFUNDS AFTER July 9, 2021

  • There will be no reservations accepted after July 9, 2021

Who May Attend?

Qualified participants are all four:

  1. You are a Senior Patrol Leader, Crew President, or a youth with other Troop or Crew leadership experience and the skills and abilities to be Senior Patrol Leader or Crew Officers in the future.

  2. At least 13 years old by August 5, 2021.

  3. Star Scout (First Class Scouts will be accepted if they have the physical and emotional maturity to benefit fully from the experience). Does not apply to Venturers.

  4. Actively supported by their Scoutmaster/Crew Advisor.

How many Scouts may my Troop/Crew send?

NYLT is a training program, designed to improve the Troop and Crew program. Troops and Crews may nominate as many leaders as they wish. Troops/Crews need to name the youth leader(s) who will attend at the time a nomination is made.

Is the Home Scoutmaster/Crew Advisor Involved?

The National Youth Leadership Training is intended to strengthen the relationship between the youth leader and his Scoutmaster/Crew Advisor. 

  1. A virtual pre-course meeting will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2021 for Scouts, Venturers, parents and the youth’s Scoutmaster/Crew Advisor. We will review course expectations, equipment needed, the Scoutmaster’s/Crew Advisor’s role, and answer any questions. The pre-course meeting will be a GoTo Meeting from 9 AM to 11 AM.  A link for the virtual meeting will be provided after registering and close to the meeting date. 

  2. Unfortunately because of the ongoing pandemic there will be no course feast this year.

  3. Each youth leader is expected to apply the skills he/she has learned in his/her home Unit. Each Scoutmaster/Crew Advisor is encouraged to learn what the youth have learned and support them as they put into practice the leadership skills.

NYLT during the Covid-19 pandemic

The staff has spent a lot of time planning the program and logistics of the course to address the issues around Covid.

For the course each participant and staff will be required to do the following:

  1. All participants and staff will have their temperature checked upon arrival at camp.  If a fever is detected, they will be sent home.

  2. Wear a face mask properly at all times.

  3. Practice social distancing from all others (a minimum of 6 feet apart).

  4. Wash hand frequently.

  5. Bring, carry, and use personal hand sanitizer.

  6. Complete and sign the NYLT Covid-19 Protocol Pledge

  7. Complete the 2021 NYLT Covid-19 Pre-Screening Questionnaire prior to coming to camp.

In addition to the course Health Officer, the course will have a Covid Officer whose responsibility is to check that all participants and staff are following the course NYLT Covid-19 Protocol Pledge to keep everyone safe.  The officer is a registered ER Nurse who has dealt with Covid patients.

Throughout the course each participant and staff member is expected to follow the NYLT Covid-19 Protocol Pledge. Those who cannot will be asked to leave the course.  There will be no refunds.

What are the Dates?

  • The course will begin on Wednesday early morning August 5 and end before supper on Monday August 9.

  • Attendance for the entire time is required to complete the course.

  • If you cannot attend the entire time period, please do not register since you will not pass the course and you will be depriving another person of an opportunity.

What’s the Location?

The course will be held at Akelaland Camp in the Trexler Scout Reservation, Jonas, PA.

Who Directs the training?

The Scoutmaster for the training Troop is Kelli Webb. She is an experienced Scout Leader who is Wood Badge trained. She is building a staff of outstanding Minsi Trails Council youth and adult leaders.

Where Can We Get More Information?

Additional information can be obtained from:

MTC Council NYLT Coordinator Wayne Gross

Email: wegseg@msn.com

Minsi Trails NYLT Web page: www.minsi-nylt.com/index.htm

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$250.00 per Participant
Late fee
After 7/9/2021 a fee of $100.00 will apply.
Cancellation Policy
To learn more about the Minsi Trails Council cancellation and or refund policy visit: minsitrails.org/resources Cancellation and Refund Policy




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