Greater Saint Louis Area Council - National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

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National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

Event Details

Grow and improve your leadership skills while following the guidelines of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Scouts earning the National Youth Leadership Training shield are better prepared to interact with adult leaders and face the challenges and demands ahead.

Land Based

To attend NYLT, a Scout must be:

  • A current registered member of the BSA who has attended long-term Boy Scout camp for a minimum of two years
  • First Class rank or higher
  • Twelve years old
  • A member of a troop whose Scoutmaster has completed the adult Boy Scout Leader Basic Training Course
  • A current or prospective youth leader approved by the Scoutmaster

**Venturing participants must meet all of the above but the First class rank requirement.**

Pack & Paddle

The Pack & Paddle course is conducted in the S bar F Scout Ranch backcountry and on Nims Lake during the NYLT courses. Attending Scouts develop leadership skills, practice low-impact camping, hiking, canoeing and learn the proper use of a compass for navigation.

All participants must stow food, crew gear, shelter, personal items and any other essential equipment in their packs. It’s important to remember, that when selecting equipment, this is a physically demanding course.

To attend Pack & Paddle, a candidate must:

  • Meet all NYLT requirements, including Crew Advisor Approval
  • Be 14 years of age by date of summer camp
  • Pass the BSA swim test (swim 100 yards using strong strokes)

The Pack & Paddle outpost adventure program follows the NYLT syllabus.

When & Where
Session 1 June 11-17
Camp Sakima
Sunday 06-11-2017 11:30 AM CT to
Saturday 06-17-2017 1:30 PM CT Past
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Camp Vandeventer (Scouts and Venturing)
Camp Vandeventer
Sunday 06-11-2017 12:00 PM CT to
Saturday 06-17-2017 12:00 PM CT Past
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**Session 2 June 18-24 & Venturing Option**
Camp Sakima
Sunday 06-18-2017 11:30 AM CT to
Saturday 06-24-2017 1:30 PM CT Past
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Session 3 June 25- July 1
Camp Sakima
Sunday 06-25-2017 11:30 AM CT to
Saturday 07-01-2017 1:30 PM CT Past
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Session 4 July 9-15
Camp Sakima
Sunday 07-09-2017 11:30 AM CT to
Saturday 07-15-2017 1:30 PM CT Past
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Session 5 July 16-22 *Venturers & Scouts 14 and Older*
Camp Sakima
Sunday 07-16-2017 11:30 AM CT to
Saturday 07-22-2017 1:30 PM CT Past
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