Welcome to Silicon Valley Monterey Bay council’s 2015 NYLT Site.
Course 1: June 14 – 20, Camp Pico Blanco
Course 2: July 26 – August 1, Camp Chesebrough
What is NYLT?
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an intensive, interactive experience in outdoor living and leadership skills development. Youth staff members work throughout the year to plan and develop the week-long training and conduct the course. Experienced and trained adult leaders closely and continually monitor all elements of the program.
NYLT is an opportunity for Scouts/Venturers to develop leadership skills that will help them better serve their own units. The training week is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations that demand leadership of self and others. We invite you to be a part of this growth experience!
What happens at NYLT?
NYLT is a six-day course that centers on the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. Content is delivered in a troop and patrol outdoor setting with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment. Interconnecting concepts and work processes are introduced early, then built upon throughout the week and aided by the use of memory aids, which allows the participants to understand and employ the leadership skills much faster.
Skills are taught through activities, presentations, challenges, discussions, audio-visual support, and games such as Geocaching and realistic first aid. Participants are engaged in a unified approach to leadership that gives them the skills and confidence to lead well. Through a wide range of activities, participants work and play together as they put into action the best tools that Scouting has to offer.
Each patrol is also given the challenge to create a shared vision of success. They use this shared vision throughout the course to help achieve all that they can as a patrol. Each patrol works on the quest for the meaning of leadership and, at the end of the course, presents their understanding of this and other concepts that they have learned throughout the week as a skit, song, or something that they build – the possibilities are endless!