San Francisco Bay Area Council - SFBAC
National Youth Leadership Training - NYLT
Boy Scouts of America
One Session - June 16 - 22, 2019 at Rancho Los Mochos
Registration - Now Open
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Scouts and Venturers: The information below is meant to help you decide if NYLT is right for you.

Why should you sign up for NYLT?
Have you ever wondered how some of the senior youth in your unit just seem to be natural leaders?  Maybe it’s your Senior Patrol Leader, the Team Captain or the Crew President.  How would you like to know their secrets and be a great leader like them? 

You can learn to be an effective leader by attending a week-long camp-based National Youth Leadership Training course.  At NYLT, you will learn leadership skills from some of the most capable, enthusiastic and skilled Scouts in Northern California. You'll form a patrol with 5 other youth you probably don't know, but by the end of the week you'll be great friends and enjoy being a high performing team.

What is NYLT?
NYLT is the number one training course for personal leadership development. The course is youth led and simulates a complete month in the life of a youth-led scouting unit in six-days.  Through the fast moving and fun packed program, you will develop valuable skills for event planning, effective communication, team development, teaching, setting goals and problem solving. The program includes team games and other activities that give you a chance to apply and practice these new skills. You will learn about different leadership styles and how they relate to the stages of team formation and how to be an effective leader by putting others' needs first. You and your team will create a vision of success and through program activities, set goals and make plans to achieve it.  The culmination of the course is the Quest for the Meaning of Leadership, a chance for you and your team to present your new found skills and knowledge to the rest of the course.

What Will You Get From NYLT?
You will come away from NYLT with a leadership toolset and the training and confidence to assume a leadership role in your home unit. The skills learned will help you see the bigger picture of how to put the needs of others first in order to be a truly great leader and underpinning all, you will have an understanding of how the remain true to scouting values by using the Scout Oath and Law as a guide when making leadership decisions.

What Happens After NYLT?
Just because you complete the course doesn’t mean you’re finished in your Quest for Leadership.  Working with your home unit scoutmaster or advisor, you will develop goals and plans to achieve three leadership challenges that will help you practice and hone your leadership skills.  Once complete, come back to the course reunion later in the year where you will be recognized for your achievement.

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A Video on Leadership and NYLT

SFBAC-NYLT is offered by San Francisco Bay Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. Only ONE session is offered for 2019 - June 16- 22. SFBAC-NYLT is open to BOTH Boy Scouts AND Venturers from all Councils.

Updated: 7 January 2016

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