San Francisco Bay Area Council - SFBAC
National Youth Leadership Training - NYLT
Boy Scouts of America
Three Sessions - June 17-23, 2018 or June 24-30, 2018 at Rancho Los Mochos
and a 3-Weekend Course for Fall 2018
Session 3 - Cancelled (why and alternatives)
For Questions, please check the FAQs first. If we have not answered your question there, contact
Why Session 3 was cancelled and alternatives.
A letter from the Course Director

Dear Applicants for Session 3 of SFBAC National Youth Leadership Training,

This letter announces the cancellation of our Fall 2018 session.

Council will refund your application fees.

I am sorry to cancel this session and for the interruption of your plans. It was not an easy decision and it weighs heavily on us. The reason is that we did not have enough volunteer youth and adult staff who could commit for three September weekends to run the course.

I appreciate your desire to improve your leadership skills and help with the leadership of your home troop. Please join us at our next session in Summer 2019. Also, there other weekend courses this winter and spring offered by other councils and if you are interested in exploring that option, please contact us (info@sfbac-nylt.org).

Yours in Scouting,

Brad Jackman
Course Director

Henry Allen

Alternatives for Session 3 Applicants

There are two basic alternatives for applicants wanting to take NYLT.

  • Wait until June 2019 for the SFBAC-NYLT Course. These will be offered at Los Mochos.
    • June 9 to 15, 2019 and
    • June 16 to 22, 2019
    • While the NYLT staff is working to resolve how to put on a third session in 2019, there is no commitment at this time.
  • Find an alternative course that matches your schedule. This may be taking NYLT at a week-long session sometime other than in mid-June or finding a weekend course. Typically, the weekend courses offered by other Councils run over two extended weekends (All-day Friday thru Sunday or Saturday thru Monday). These typically have been planned to coincide with 3-day weekends. Please remember that all NYLT courses teach the same skill set and, thus, you are not handicapped if you take the course in another Council. However, some councils restrict out-of-council participation in favor of serving the in-council youth first.
    • Councils in Northern California that offered weekend course in 2018 –
      • Mount Diablo/Silverado Council – In 2018, Mount Diablo offered one weekend course. There is no direct contact listed for the Mount Diablo Course.
        • Feb 17-19 and Feb 23-25, 2018.
      • Golden Empire Council – In 2018, Golden Empire offered 2 weekend type courses. For further information, try contacting: NYLTinfo@gec-bsa.org.
        • April 20-22 and May 4-6, 2018
        • August 3-5 and Aug 10-12, 2018

The links to these sites change yearly as do the dates and hence the reason that no links are posted here. As we get more information on these courses, we will update this page.

Yours in Scouting,

Brad Jackman
Course Director

Henry Allen

For further information on Session 3 and alternatives, contact info@sfbac-nylt.org.

SFBAC-NYLT is offered by San Francisco Bay Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. THREE sessions are offered in 2018-June 17- 23 OR June 24-30 at Rancho Los Mochos, OR new 3-weekend course: Sept 15-16, Sept 21-23, and Sept 29-30. SFBAC-NYLT is open to BOTH Boy Scouts AND Venturers from all Councils.

Updated: 4 September 2018

SFBAC-NYLT 2018 Session 3 Cancellation