NYLT

NYLT Planning Meeting

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It has been a long time since our council has had any Youth Leader Training programs; but it is time to bring it back!  There is a lot of planning to be done and we need your help in order to insure its success.

We will be joining the Council Commissioner Team for our first planning meeting on Saturday, February 25th from Noon to 2pm (Lunch provided, RSVP with Dr Byron Welch). We will be located at the Midland Scout Office (1101 W Texas Ave, Midland, TX 79701) in the Conference Room.

Please help spread the word so that this will be a well attended event!

For any questions or concerns please contact Dr Byron Welch (940-390-5205) dr.byron.welch@gmail.com or Zackary Mullins (432-212-3577) zack.mullins@scouting.org.

Tentative Syllabus (2/25/17):

  • Find Chairmen for Event
  • Set Date and Location for NYLT
  • Budget & Event Cost
  • Set Dates and Locations for further meetings and training
  • Review Syllabus and Resources (http://www.scouting.org/nylt2016.aspx)
  • Make a plan!

The Count Down to NYLT

(National’s Suggested Timeline)

This sample calendar shows the major steps to be accomplished and the time frame for completing them.

  • 360 days before the course: The council leadership training committee confirms the course dates and location and places the course on the council calendar. Recruit the NYLT Scoutmaster.
  • 240 days before the course: Recruit the NYLT assistant Scoutmaster.
  • 230 days before the course: The Scoutmaster and assistant Scoutmasters meet to review the course syllabus, refine the budget, prepare the promotion plan, and begin recruiting and selecting the adult and youth staff.
  • 210 days before the course: The council leadership training committee approves the course budget and determines the participant attendance fee.
  • 210 days before the course: Those appointed by the council leadership training committee prepare the plans and promotional materials to advertise the course.
  • 180 days before the course: Continue recruiting youth staff.
  • 180 days before the course: Mail course promotion materials to the leaders of local units, asking them to encourage the qualified youth in their units to attend NYLT training. The NYLT Scoutmaster, assistant Scoutmasters, and council staff members are prepared to respond to questions from potential NYLT participants and their leaders.
  • 120 days before the course: Send additional promotional materials to the head of each chartered organization and the chairperson of each unit committee.
  • 120 days before the course: Conduct staff orientation for NYLT adult and youth staff members.
  • 120 days before the course: The promotion team begins making personal contact with units. The promotion team consists of the adults and youth teaching the course, district training teams, and any others asked to help promote the course.
  • 120 days before the course: The NYLT quartermaster and other adult staff prepare equipment lists, determine the course menus, and order provisions.
  • 90 days before the course: Conduct the first staff training weekend (led by the NYLT Scoutmaster, other adult staff, and the senior patrol leader).
  • 60 days before the course:
    • ? Conduct the second staff training weekend (led by the NYLT Scoutmaster, other adult staff, and the senior patrol leader).
    • ? Check course registration. If registration has not reached the appropriate levels, follow up with uncommitted units.
    • ? Begin printing course materials. Items to be produced include printouts of certain sessions of the National Youth Leadership Training DVD and the contents of the NYLT Participant Notebooks.
  • 30 days before the course:
    • ? Conduct the third staff training weekend (led by the NYLT Scoutmaster, other adult staff, and the senior patrol leader).
    • ? The quartermaster and other staff ensure that printing of course materials is completed and the equipment and supplies have been delivered to the course location.
  • 1–3 days before the course: The staff arrives to make final preparations for the course.
  • 0 days: The course opens.
  • +7 days: The course closes.
  • 30 days after the course closes:
    • ? The staff wraps up financial matters, ensures that equipment has been returned and/or stored, and sends any remaining letters of thanks to those who helped make the course possible.
    • ? The Scoutmaster submits his or her closeout report to the area training chair. (See appendix.) A copy should also be sent to the council training chair and Scout executive.