National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)
2017 Course at Camp Waubeek
June 11th -17th, 2017
What is NYLT?
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is a leadership course developed by the Boy Scouts of America to enable Scouting youth to lead their units. NYLT uses the methods of Scouting to teach leadership skills. A week is spent in an environment that exemplifies the “best” that Scouting can be and is the vision that Baden-Powell intended. Youth will experience a “Boy led Troop” as the program is run by youth.
The Hawkeye Area Council employs the national program to deliver our NYLT Courses. Our week long course is held at Camp Waubeek. The Course is limited to 36 participants to maintain the quality of the program, so register early. This will be our fourth annual course.
NYLT participants must be Boy Scouts age 13-17, and at least First Class Rank, or Venturers who are age 14-20. Participants should be in a position of leadership, or who will be candidates in the near future. A Scout must want to attend NYLT and have the enthusiasm and desire to participate in this learning experience. Because NYLT requires camping skills, it is recommended Scouts have had at least one long-term camp experience (such as summer camp) in order to attend.
The NYLT course simulates a month in the life of a Troop in a six-day course It reinforces and expands upon Be-Know-Do leadership. Scouts learn a number of leadership skills and concepts. The Scouts learn about the stages of team development and how to match the most appropriate leadership style with the developmental stage of the individual or team. The course has many challenges for the youth, including its culmination where they undergo a quest for the meaning of leadership.
Take advantage of this great local resource!
Questions? Need a troop reservation form?
Luke Hawkins (319) 521-2292 or [Click for member's page]
2017 Course Director