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.
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.
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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