National Youth Leadership Training 2017 - 2 weekends

National Youth Leadership Training 2017 - 2 weekends
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Last Day To Register
3/31/2017 4:00 PM
288 Camp Trexler Road
Kunkletown, PA 18058, US
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What are the Dates?

  • The two-weekend course will occur: 
    • Weekend 1 - Friday, April 21 to Sunday, April 23 
    • Weekend 2 - Friday, April 28 to Sunday, April 30
  • Attendance at both weekends for the entire weekend is required to complete the course.
  • If you cannot be at both weekends or attend the entire time period of both weekends please do not register since you will not pass the course and you will be depriving another person of an opportunity.

Youth Leader Nomination

Troop and/or Crew nominations for Scout(s) to attend the Minsi Trails Council 2017 National Youth Leadership Training will be online. After registration a check made out to Minsi Trails Council, 2017 NYLT in the amount of $75.00 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 March 24, 2017. Remainder of fee is due April 3, 2017. Please provide a contact email. Course confirmation letter and information will be sent by email. 

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 two Troop course in 2017 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. The Minsi Trails Council will offer the two weekend course in April 2017.

Built on the legacy of past youth leader training courses, NYLT integrates the best of modern leadership theory with the traditional strengths of 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.

What’s the Cost?

  • The cost for the course is $200.00 per Scout or Venturer, which includes all food and training materials.
  • If fees are not paid in full by April 3, 2017 the fee is $250.00.
  • Troops and Crews are encouraged to pay at least part of the fee from their budgets.
  • SPECIAL OFFER - Minsi Trails Council Units who have not sent youth in the past to NYLT may send one for a fee of $100.00. The Late fee is $150.00.

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 weekend campout.
  • A completed medical form 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 96 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
  • A $75.00 deposit per Scout is required with the registration form to hold the reservation.
  • Nominations need to be submitted online by Friday, March 24, 2017 - Midnight
  • The remaining fee is to be paid by April 3, 2017.
  • If full fee is not paid by April 3, 2017, then the fee is $250.00.
  • There will be no reservations accepted after March 24, 2017 - Midnight 
  • All Funds and Nomination forms MUST be submitted online.in order to count meeting the deadline. Do NOT submit this information to the NYLT Coordinator or hand deliver to your district executive. ALL nomination forms and funds must be submitted directly online.

Who May Attend?

Qualified participants are all four:

  • 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 your Crew Officers in the future.
  • Must be at least 14 years old by September 1, 2017. 
  • 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.
  • Actively supported by their Scoutmaster/Crew Advisor. A signed recommendation is required.

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 youth leaders as they wish. Troops/Crews need to name the youth leader(s) who will attend at the time the online 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. 

  •  A pre-course meeting will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 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 location and time will be emailed to participant after registration.
  • The Scoutmaster/Crew Advisor is also requested to join the training course for a lunch feast at NYLT on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at noon at the Akelaland Dining Hall, to discuss with their youth leaders (during lunch) the NYLT experience and how it can help their unit and to support their youth leaders. A closing program and graduation follows lunch.
  • Each youth leader is expected to apply the skills 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.

What’s the Location?

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

Who Directs the training?

The Scoutmasters for the two training Troops are James Dailey and Eily Leicht. They are experienced Scout Leaders who are Wood Badge trained. They are building a staff of outstanding Minsi Trails Council youth and adult leaders.

Are scholarships available?

In memory of Charles M. O'Connell IV, a long time Minsi Trails NYLT Scoutmaster who also served in multiple training positions and was an advocate of youth-led training, a limited number of scholarships are available for youth participating in the NYLT program.  They are based on financial need. Contact Council NYLT Coordinator email Wayne Gross to check on availability and how to apply for an O'Connell NYLT scholarship. 

Where Can We Get More Information?

Additional information can be obtained from: MTC Council NYLT Coordinator email  Wayne GrossMinsi Trails NYLT Web page 

$200.00 per Participant
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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