Setting Up NYLT at Camp Lindblad
This is Day-0, Setting up day, of the first week of our National Youth Leader Training course. The Staff arrived Saturday to finish setting up the course. They are now relaxing on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This is their reward for setting up camp and having every one of their presentations ready to go. We go as a group observing the buddy system at all times.
I’m privileged to be the Scoutmaster/Course Director for the second week of NYLT. National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is the leadership development training offered by the Boy Scouts of America. It is intended to provide standardized, in-depth training covering a number of leadership ideas and skills.
NYLT is run by youth leaders under adult supervision. The Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) runs course meetings and events, chairs meetings of the team leaders’ meeting, delegates duties to other youth staff, assists the Scoutmaster, models the learning and leadership skills, and recruits participants. The youth staff is trained in presenting, coaching, and mentoring, enabling them to conduct the program
About the Author: Besides being Scoutmaster/Course Director of the second week of NYLT and a Silver Beaver recipient, Ken Strongman (www.kpstrongman.com) has years of experience and a growing national reputation as a mediator and arbitrator. He has successfully resolved more than a thousand disputes in the fields of construction defects, real estate, intellectual property, and employment. He is also a Mediator and Arbitrator for FINRA.
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