National Youth Leadership Training
MIDNIGHT SUN COUNCIL PREMIER CO-ED YOUTH TRAINING PROGRAM
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action packed, hands-on program designed to provide male and female youth members with leadership skills and experiences they can use in their home units and daily lives in situations that demand leadership of self and others.
As members of a new NYLT patrol, comprised with Scouts from all over the council and state, youth learn the tools of leadership through activities, presentations, challenges, and discussions.
They will also experience the traditional strengths of the Scouting program; the patrol method, camping, sharing meals, working and playing the "Game of Scouting” which helps to strengthen character and citizenship skills. This approach to leadership training can give youth the skill and confidence to lead well and be the best leader they can be. Servant leadership is the course culture; the success of all, the focus of our
youth and adult staff.
The NYLT six-day course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what a leader must KNOW, and what a leader must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The emphasis of each session is not only knowledge but also giving the participants a ”Toolbox of Skills" that equips them with the “How.”
Who is Eligible to attend?
All youth leaders in Boy Scouts/Varsity programs, 14 years of age or older by the first day of the course, who have achieved First Class rank, completed Introduction to Leadership Skills For Troops (ILST) and be recommended by their unit adult leader.
Venturing and Sea Scout youth participants must be 14-20 years old, have completed the online "CrewOfficer Orientation," and the (VLSC) Venturing Leadership Skills Course, OR the new online (ILSC) Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews. Sea Scouts must have ILSC and be recommended by their unit adult leader.