NYLT 2018

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2018 NYLT Registration & Flyer.pdf

What is NYLT?

The NYLT course centers around 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. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.

NYLT is a six-day course. 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, built upon, and aided by the use of memory aids, which allows participants to understand and employ the leadership skills much faster.

Built on the legacy of past JLT successes, the new NYLT 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 skill and confidence to lead well. Through a wide range of activities, games, and adventures, participants will work and play together as they put into action the best Scouting has to offer.


Who? All Scouts between the ages of 13-17 (Boy Scouts) or 14-21 (Venturers) and have met all the pre-requirements.

WhatNational Youth Leadership Training

WhenStarting on August 12-17, 2018

WhereBuffalo Trail Scout Ranch (BTSR)

WhyTo provide youth leadership with the skills and experience they need to serve their troop.

Cost: Youth: $250 – Includes all Activities, T Shirt, Food, and Training.


All registration will be handled by our Midland Office. Contact Gracie Quintela for details: 432-570-7601 or gracie.quintela@scouting.org

Payment Schedule:

February 1, 2018 – $50 (Deposit)

April 1, 2018 – $75

June 1, 2018 – $75

July 29, 2018 –  $50 (Any outstanding balance to be paid at camp).

What are the pre-requirements?

Participants must hold or intend to hold a unit leadership position to be eligible for the course, and satisfy the following requirements: Boy Scouts or Varsity Scouts must be at least 13 years old and First Class rank or higher by the first day of the course but not 18 by the end of the course. Venturers (male or female) must be at least 14 years old and registered in a Venturing Crew or Sea Scout Ship but not 21 by the end of the course. Ideal candidates for this course are Scouts and Venturers who are comfortable spending a week camping with no contact with their families for an in-depth leadership experience. Each participant must attend the course in its entirety and may not arrive late or leave early. If the participant is asked to leave camp early, no refund will be granted.


NYLT Staff Application.pdf

NYLT Adult Leadership:

Scoutmaster: Michael Goodwin – (806) 215-4403 or mgood10101@hotmail.com

Asst Scoutmaster: Jeff Bates – (432) 853-0309 jeffemiliebates@yahoo.com

Asst Scoutmaster: Robert Orona – (432) 553-6736 rorona@midessatel.com

Asst Scoutmaster: Emilie Bates – (432) 770-3105 jeffemiliebates@yahoo.com

Quartermaster: Dr. Byron Welch – (940) 390-5205 or dr.byron.welch@gmail.com

Council Adviser: Zackary Mullins – (432) 212-3577 zack.mullins@scouting.org

NYLT Youth Leadership:

Selecting qualified staff is vital to the success of every National Youth Leadership Training course. We are looking for potential staff members who possess enthusiasm, reliability, and a strong dedication to Scouting. The Scoutmaster will recruit adults to serve as assistant Scoutmasters; and, together they recruit the youth staff.

Minimum requirements for youth staff members include:

  • Be at least age 14.
  • Have held positions of leadership in their home unit.
  • Have been an NYLT course participant.

Staff Training Dates:

February 3, 2018 – Staff Orientation (Midland Scout Office)

March 2-4, 2018 – Staff Development Training #1 (Camp Thomas)

April 20-22, 2018 – Staff Development Training #2 (Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch)

May 11-13, 2018 – Staff Development Training #3 (Camp Thomas)

June 1-3, 2018 – Staff Development Training #4 (Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch)

July 28, 2018 – Staff Check-In (Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch)

July 29, 2018 – Campers Arrive to NYLT