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National Youth Leadership Training: NYLT 2019

National Youth Leadership Training: NYLT 2019
Registration Begins
9/17/2018 5:00 AM
Last Day To Register
7/16/2019 11:55 AM
Carlin, NV 89822, US
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National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home Troops, Crews, Posts, and Ships and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.




National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is a 6-day course that provides youth with leadership skills and experience they can use throughout their lives. Some will apply these skills in their home Troops, Crews, Posts, Ships, school, athletics, church mission, military service, marriage & family, career, or all of the above. NYLT strengthens Scout units, individuals, families, organizations, and the country. 

How is the Course Conducted?

The course is led and conducted by youth, who were participants in previous NYLT courses. The NYLT youth staff are trained and supervised by well-trained adults, many of whom have completed Wood Badge training. The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he/she must KNOW, and what he/she must DO. Through fun applications, the skills come alive during the week as the content is delivered in a team and outdoor setting. Interconnecting concepts are introduced early, built upon, and aided by the use of memory aids to employ the leadership skills throughout their lives. NYLT is fun with a purpose! 

What is the Course Content?

NYLT course content is very similar to Wood Badge training for adults, except even more fun! Participants will learn how to create a vision, set S.M.A.R.T goals, solve problems as a team, and learn the four stages of team development. They will practice effective communication skills, resolve conflicts using E.A.R, and learn how to assess and improve their team using Start, Stop, Continue methods. They will practice the learning and teaching E.D.G.E. They will also discuss making ethical decisions and how to value people and diversity with inter-faith services and an environment of mutual respect and the Scout Oath and Law. 

When is NYLT?

July 22-27, 2019 – Participants should arrive by 9:00 AM on Monday, July 22nd, wearing full uniform. (Gate will be opened at 8:30 AM.) They should plan to be in attendance for the entire course that ends at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 27th. Due to travel distances and time considerations, the gate to camp will also be open on Sunday, July 21st, from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM to accommodate participants who may need to arrive early. (Those participants are asked to please eat dinner prior to arriving. Continental breakfast for those who arrive on Sunday will be provided on Monday prior to the official start of NYLT.)

Who May Attend?

Participants must be a registered Scout, at least 13 years old, First Class in rank in a Troop, or be a registered member of a Crew, Post, or Ship with a working knowledge of camping, cooking, and outdoor skills and have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troop/Crew/ShipsFor 2019 only, an exception will be granted for girls registered in Scouts BSA to attend NYLT without first achieving the First Class rank; they must still meet the age requirement and first attend Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST.) This will allow new troops to have trained youth leaders. Youth who are registered Venturers, Sea Scouts, or Explorers do not need to achieve the First Class rank, but must attend Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews/Ships (ILSC/ILSS) prior to participating in NYLT. Participants should be a “credit” to their unit – dedicated, self-reliant, and responsible. To maximize application, they should be serving in, or about to serve in, a Troop/Crew/Post/Ship leadership role. This course will help strengthen the relationship between the participants, their unit leaders, and their fellow Scouts.

Where Will it Be Held?

Nevada National Guard’s Elko County Readiness Center is located between Elko and Carlin. Two major emigrant routes, the California Trail and one option of the Greenhorn Cutoff Trail, intersect near the entrance of the 460-acre facility in this small city of 3,000 residents about 20 miles west of Elko, Nev. The Greenhorn Cutoff bisects the Nevada Guard’s land vertically alongside Dry Susie Creek before it rejoins the California Trail just south of the facility. Take I-80 Exit 282 to Chestnut St., follow National Guard road signs. (GPS Coordinates: 40.729267, -116.034739)

How Will it Be Safe?

The course will be conducted in compliance with BSA’s Youth Protection and safety policies as outlined in the Guide to Safe Scouting. Participants will be grouped together into patrols, and individuals move about camp with at least one buddy, but will sleep alone in their own tents. Possessing electronic devices, such as phones, will not be permitted outside of tents.  (Please note, signal quality is very spotty at the National Guard.)  Emergency contact with participants can be made by sending an email to David Van Wagenen at any time.

How Much, and How Do I Register?

If paid in full by June 1st, the registration fee is $200 which includes all meals, insurance, instructional materials, recognition materials, and facility costs. After June 1st, the fee increases to $225. Each participant must provide his/her own individual camping equipment, including a mess kit. A deposit of $100 must accompany the registration form, with the remaining amount due prior to July 8th. The course is limited to 56 participants, so early registration is highly recommended. Final registrations are due no later than July 8th. (Deposits are non-refundable, but transferrable.) Every participant must submit a completed BSA Annual Health and Medical Record #680-001 (parts A, B, and C) no later than July 8, 2019 (can download at

Who can I Contact for More Information?

Contact NYLT Course Director, David Van Wagenen (775-267-7247 or



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$225.00 per Participant
$125.00 per Staff
Early Discount
Before 6/1/2019 a discount of $25.00 will apply to all Participant Registrants.
Cancellation Policy
REFUND POLICY Because most of the fees that are paid for camps and events are actually spent or committed prior to the actual camp or event, refunds or activity fee transfers for Council and district camps and activities will be made only under the following conditions: Request for cancellation of a reservation or activity fee transfer must meet one of the following criteria: A: For the use of Council camps, Boy Scout summer camp, Cub Scout Day Camp, or any overnight camping event, a written request must be received by Volunteer Services at the Council Service Center at least thirty (30) calendar days before the event. B: For all non-overnight events, a written request must be received by Volunteer Services at the Council Service Center at least fourteen (14) calendar days before the event. All requests for refunds must be made in writing and submitted by the person who paid for the original reservation. All refund requests received by the deadline will be processed by the Volunteer Services department, and will require approval by a member of the Council Management Staff. Volunteer Services will request this approval. In regards to Camp Fleischmann, refund requests received by the above deadlines, will be processed by Volunteer Services at the end of each session of camp. Cancellation requests received by the required deadline, as stated above, will result in a full refund minus a non-refundable, non-transferable fee of 15%. Refunds will be paid in the manner of funds received (check, CC, etc.) and mailed/ notified to the person who submitted the original reservation. The only exception to this policy is in the case of an emergency, injury, or illness. The exception request must be in writing and verified by a parent and/or guardian. The maximum available refund under this provision will be 50% of the total fee paid by the individual. The implementation of the policy was March 9, 2017. This policy supersedes all previously adopted or implied Refund Policies.