The Scouting program has specific objectives, commonly referred to as the “Aims of Scouting.” They are character development, leadership development, citizenship training, and personal fitness.
Leadership development is also one of Scouting’s eight methods contributing to both good character and good citizenship.
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members with the opportunity to learn leadership skills and gain experience they can use in their home units and in other situations that would benefit from a leadership role.
Greater Colorado Council is offering three sessions of NYLT in 2023, held at the Big Horn Encampment on Magness Camp, part of McNeil Scout Ranch. Cost is $360 per participant. Registration is now open!
Registration is intended to be used by the Scout and their parents. It will only allow for one Scout per registration. If you are a participant’s home unit leader (Scoutmaster or Crew Advisor) please refer the registration on to the Scout’s parent – there are items that the Scout and parents must read and acknowledge; paperwork that they need to download, sign and return.
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A constant refrain of NYLT is, “If you can see it, you can be it.” The 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 skills come alive during the week as the team goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.
GCC NYLT is a seven-day course, patterned after a month in the life of a unit. The course integrates the best of modern leadership theory with the traditional strengths of the Scouting experience. Through activities, presentations, challenges, discussions and audio-visual support, NYLT participants will be engaged in a unified approach to leadership that will give them the skills and confidence to lead well. During an NYLT course, team members find themselves going through the stages of team development. Their challenges heighten the team development process, enabling them to use their awareness of the stages to build a highly effective team that can reach its full potential.
Scouts BSA and Venturers who currently hold a key leadership role in their home unit or the unit leader feels has the potential to hold a key leadership position in the future. In order to attend an NYLT course, a youth must have the following qualifications by the beginning of the course, per National Council guidelines:
What is the Involvement of the Unit Leader?
NYLT is intended to strengthen the relationship between the youth leader and unit leader. The unit leader is highly encouraged to have a pre-course and post-course conference with the participant to discuss their vision and goals for future success of their home unit.
Code of Ethics
Every course operates according to the principles of the Scout Oath and Law. Each participant and staff member is welcomed, appreciated and valued. There is no room for hazing or for any activities that do not add to a positive learning experience for everyone.