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Pictures from “The Quest for Meaning of Servant Leadership”

National Youth Leadership Training

National Youth Leadership Training course or the Quest for the Meaning of Servant Leadership. We held it at Camp Wolfeboro, Arnold, CA.

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 After Staff Development our youth leaders were ready.100_5646

Staff development was not all work and no play.100_5657

With staff development completed they were ready to go lead and run the course.100_5667

Day 1 at the entrance to Camp Wolfeboro 86 participants prepared to enter the camp and their individual quests.100_5769

All 86 were broken down into patrols with other scouts that they did not know.100_5778

Thus they began their team development.100_5785

Each patrol had a well trained and knowledgeable Troop Guide.100_5787

Team problem solving happened almost 24 hours a day. Here it was the marshmallow challenge.

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How to build a tower out of a marshmallow and dried spaghetti.

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It was a lot of trial and error with each team.

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All the while learning about themselves and their patrol.

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There was success.

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Being Scouts lashing problems were next.

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All learning was placed into immediate action: build a chariot for racing the rest of the troop.

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Cooking and hospitality were used to put each patrol through the stages of team development. Here patrols had to invite others to dinner knocking before being recognized by the potential guests. This patrol kept getting bigger knockers.

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Problem solving and team building took different forms.

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Leaning about servant leadership occurred everywhere. 100_5889

The blind tent challenge.

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Provisions were made by the youth staff for every kind of scout.

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Working the trolley.

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Leaders learning from other servant leaders.

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Singing is a team sport. The participant scouts often lead singing on their own. One patrol even wrote a original song explaining Servant Leadership.

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Final instructions.

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Each patrol presented what they learned to the entire troop in the form of songs or skits.

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A tired but enthusiastic NYLT Staff.

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The objectives of National Youth Leadership Training are:

  • Give youth the confidence and knowledge to conduct a youth-run program thus learning life skills
  • Train youth in all aspects of effective leadership, ranging from teaching skills to motivating an organization
  • Guide the youth through the stages of team development
  • Give youth the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with youth from other units.
  • Enhancement of the relationship between the youth and adults.
  • Create an environment of Scouting fellowship and fun guided by the Scout Oath and Law
  • Experience Scouting at its best.

How National Youth Leadership Training works

I’m privileged to be the Scoutmaster/Course Director for this NYLT at Camp Wolfeboro.  National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is the servant 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.

For More Information: Boy ScoutsMt. Diablo Silverado Council, Wiki

Ken_Strongman_003smAbout the Author: Besides being Scoutmaster/Course Director of the June 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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What’s happening at Leadership Training @ Camp Wolfeboro Today: Day-6

Leadership Staff Completely Trained.
Leadership Completely Trained

Day-6 of National Youth Leadership Training

This is Day-6 of the first week of our National Youth Leadership Training course. Returning from their night away in the wilderness, they are putting it all together. They will be sharing their team quests with the troop and their personal visions with their own Scoutmaster before they return home.

Objectives

The objectives of National Youth Leadership Training are:

  • Give youth the confidence and knowledge to conduct a youth-run program thus learning life skills
  • Train youth in all aspects of effective leadership, ranging from teaching skills to motivating an organization
  • Guide the youth through the stages of team development
  • Give youth the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with youth from other units.
  • Enhancement of the relationship between the youth and adults.
  • Create an environment of Scouting fellowship and fun guided by the Scout Oath and Law
  • Experience Scouting at its best.

How National Youth Leadership Training works

I’m privileged to be the Scoutmaster/Course Director for this NYLT at Camp Wolfeboro.  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.

For More Information: Boy ScoutsMt. Diablo Silverado Council, Wiki

Ken_Strongman_003smAbout 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.
© 2020 Ken Strongman. All Rights Reserved. Please do not copy or repost without permission.

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What’s happening at Leadership Camp: Day-5

Final Staff Leadership training at Camp Herms
Final Staff Leadership training at Camp Herms

Day-5 of Leadership Training at NYLT

This is Day-5 of the first week of our National Youth Leadership Training course. This is the day they start to put it all together. They learn the best leadership skill – how to lead themselves as they prepare to hike out to their outpost campsite.

What does it mean to lead yourself?

• We often think of a leader as the person out front. The senior patrol leader. The guide. The crew chief showing people the way.
• In leading others, we have a greater responsibility than just to ourselves.
• But before we can lead others well, we need to be able to lead ourselves.
•For now, let’s boil down leading ourselves to answering three questions:
1. Where am I now?
2. Where do I want to be?
3. How do I close the gap between where I am now and where I want to be?

Outpost Leadership

Each patrol puts it all together by locating their outpost campsite and spending the night at a team. So we will have 87 participants camping out in the wilderness.

How National Youth Leadership Training works

I’m privileged to be the Scoutmaster/Course Director for this NYLT course at Camp Wolfeboro.  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.

For More Information: Boy ScoutsMt. Diablo Silverado Council, Wiki
Ken_Strongman_003smAbout 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.
© 2020 Ken Strongman. All Rights Reserved. Please do not copy or repost without permission.

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What’s happening @ National Youth Leadership Training: Day-4

Staff Leadership training at Camp Herms
Staff Leadership training at Camp Herms – Ethics

Day-4 of Leadership Training – Ethics

This is Day-4 (Ethics) of the first week of our National Youth Leadership Training course. Today the participants are learning how to teach others, resolve conflicts and make ethical decisions.

The Leadership of the Teaching Edge

Explaining: It clarifies the subject for the learner AND for the instructor.

Demonstrating: It allows learners to see as well as hear how something is done.

Guiding: It allows learners to learn by doing.

Enabling: It allows learners to use the skills themselves.

Conflict Resolution Leadership

Even with the best leadership, there are bound to be occasional difficulties between two people, between groups of people, or between one person and a number of others. The signs of trouble brewing may be small—someone becoming withdrawn and quiet, for example. Or the signs may be obvious—shouting, high levels of emotion, etc.

If you are a patrol leader or senior patrol leader, you may be in an official role in which you are expected to step in to resolve a conflict. Or you may simply want to help a couple of your friends work through a disagreement.

Leadership Making Ethical Decisions

If the key element of the mission statement of the BSA is “make ethical choices,” that must be mighty important—so important that we spend plenty of time exploring what it means.

How National Youth Leadership Training works

I’m privileged to be the Scoutmaster/Course Director for this NYLT course at Camp Wolfebor.  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.

For More Information: Boy ScoutsMt. Diablo Silverado Council, Wiki
Ken Strongman, MediatorAbout 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.
© 2020 Ken Strongman. All Rights Reserved. Please do not copy or repost without permission.

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What’s happening at NYLT Camp Wolfeboro Today: Day-3 [More Leadership]

Leadership Training
Staff Leadership training

Day-3 National Youth Leadership Training

This is Day-3 of the first week of our National Youth Leadership Training course. Today they are spending more time on team development, problem solving as a team and how to be servant leaders. Breaking this down:

Leadership Team Development

“A team is a group of people who share a common vision. They work together to complete goals that will help them realize their shared vision. They support and depend on one another.”

PHASES OF TEAM DEVELOPMENT

One of the most valuable things to know about teams is that they progress through stages. It’s happening to your patrol right now.

Recognize which stage a team is in—whether it’s a patrol or some other team—and you will have a much better idea of how to move it forward. You can be a far more effective member of the team.

The development of a team occurs in a series of four clear stages:

• Forming
• Storming
• Norming
• Performing

Problem Solving as a Leadership Skill

What happens when things don’t go according to the plan? What does an individual or a group do when roadblocks slow progress toward a goal? Lead the group to this answer:

Problem solving is what you must do when your plan no longer works.

1. Figure out WHAT is causing the problem.
2. Figure out HOW to solve the problem.
3. Figure out WHEN to solve the problem.
4. Figure out WHO will take responsibility.

Servant Leadership

Servant Leaders do not begin with a desire to lead but rather with the desire to serve others.

How National Youth Leadership Training works

I’m privileged to be the Scoutmaster/Course Director for this course of NYLT at Camp Wolfeboro.  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

For More Information: Boy ScoutsMt. Diablo Silverado Council, Wiki
Ken_Strongman_003smAbout 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.
© 2020 Ken Strongman. All Rights Reserved. Please do not copy or repost without permission.

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What’s happening at NYLT Camp Wolfeboro Today: Day-2 – Leadership

Camp Wolfeboro Closing – Staff

What’s happening at NYLT Camp Wolfeboro Today: Day-2 – Leadership

This is Day-2 of the first week of our National Youth Leadership Training course. The day is filled with more learning how set goal; learn how to function as a team; and how to lead a Scout Worship service. The 18 youth staff is busy teaching the 87 participants different leadership skills.

I’m privileged to be the Scoutmaster/Course Director for this  NYLT Course at Camp Wolfeboro.  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

For more info: National Youth Leadership Training
Ken Strongman, MediatorAbout 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.
© 2020 Ken Strongman. All Rights Reserved. Please do not copy or repost without permission.

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What’s happening at NYLT: Day-1 Orientation

NYLT Day One Orientation
NYLT Day One – Orientation

What’s happening at NYLT Camp Wolfeboro Today: Day-1 Orientation

This is Day-1 Orientation of 87 participants by our 18 youth staff to our National Youth Leader Training course. The day is filled with Orientation Trail, learning how to communicate; how to develop goals and visions for your team; and how to develop and present a campfire program.

I’m privileged to be the Scoutmaster/Course Director for this 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
Ken_Strongman_003smAbout the Author: Besides being Scoutmaster/Course Director of this 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.
© 2020 Ken Strongman. All Rights Reserved. Please do not copy or re-post without permission.

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What’s happening at NYLT Camp Wolfeboro Today: Day-0 Setting Up Day

NYLT Day Zero
NYLT Day Zero – setting up

Setting Up NYLT at Camp Wolfeboro

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.

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

Ken_Strongman_003smAbout 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.
© 2020 Ken Strongman. All Rights Reserved. Please do not copy or repost without permission.

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What’s happening at Leadership Training – confidence: Day-6

Leadership Staff Completely Trained.
Leadership Staff Completely Trained.

Day-6 of National Youth Leadership Training

This is Day-6 of the first week of our National Youth Leadership Training course. Returning from their night away, they are putting it all together. They will be sharing their team quests with the troop and their personal visions with their own Scoutmaster before they return home.

 

Objectives

The objectives of National Youth Leadership Training are:

  • Give youth the confidence and knowledge to conduct a youth-run program thus learning life skills
  • Train youth in all aspects of effective leadership, ranging from teaching skills to motivating an organization
  • Guide the youth through the stages of team development
  • Give youth the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with youth from other units.
  • Enhancement of the relationship between the youth and adults.
  • Create an environment of Scouting fellowship and fun guided by the Scout Oath and Law
  • Experience Scouting at its best.

How National Youth Leadership Training works

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.

For More Information: Boy ScoutsMt. Diablo Silverado Council, Wiki

 

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.
© 2020 Ken Strongman. All Rights Reserved. Please do not copy or repost without permission.

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What’s happening at Leadership Camp: Day-5

Final Staff Leadership training at Camp Herms
Final Staff Leadership training at Camp Herms

Day-5 of Leadership Training at NYLT

This is Day-5 of the first week of our National Youth Leadership Training course. This is the day they start to put it all together. They learn the best leadership skill – how to lead themselves as they prepare to hike out to their outpost campsite.

What does it mean to lead yourself?

• We often think of a leader as the person out front. The senior patrol leader. The guide. The crew chief showing people the way.
• In leading others, we have a greater responsibility than just to ourselves.
• But before we can lead others well, we need to be able to lead ourselves.
•For now, let’s boil down leading ourselves to answering three questions:
1. Where am I now?
2. Where do I want to be?
3. How do I close the gap between where I am now and where I want to be?

Outpost Leadership

Each patrol puts it all together by locating their outpost campsite and spending the night at a team.

How National Youth Leadership Training works

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.

For More Information: Boy ScoutsMt. Diablo Silverado Council, Wiki
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.
© 2020 Ken Strongman. All Rights Reserved. Please do not copy or repost without permission.