Frequently Asked Questions - Staffing

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2018 NYLT Course Registration is now Open!!

Click on 'Participant' and follow the instructions.

Save the date for the 2017 NYLT Course Post Graduation Challenge Celebration!!

When: Wedensday, February 7th, 2018, 7PM to 9PM

Where: Orange County council Office (off Dyer)

  • Light refreshments will be served
  • The 2017 NYLT Course DVD will also be available for pickup if you've already placed an order. It will also be available for purchase
  • Please arrive at least 20 minutes early to pick up your DVD's


We're working on simplifying this process. Please check for updates by SD1.
To complete your order and payment, please do the following
  1. Complete staff uniform order form
  2. Submit order form along wiht cash or check payable to OCBSA to Staff Registrar.
Please contact the NYLT Course Administrator  if you have any questions about your order.

Unlike summer camp, the NYLT course is a tightly scheduled series of lessons and activities that requires full patrol participation. Casual visiting is discouraged and must be coordinated with the adult course director.  

You can volunteer to be an on-course staff member for the week, or even a few days, to help out with set-up, clean-up, and guest speaker presentations. Please contact the adult course director for more info.

Staffing NYLT makes for a great Wood Badge ticket goal.


I want to help but I don’t have a week off or can spend weekends as a staff member?

We welcome all forms of help. Please check the Adult Volunteer Staffing for information on volunteer opportunities or contact the Course Administrator or Course Directors.

We have a list of one-time opportunities or simple projects.  We need you and the youth love seeing their role models there! 

Tip: Staffing NYLT makes for a great Wood Badge ticket goal. Ask our Adult Course Directory how.


Our adult staff come from interested parents and leaders like yourselves who dedicate several weekends of staff development training and a full or partial week at camp.  Most of our adult staff are Wood Badge trained but this is not required. Many of the staff do this each year, with the longest few being over 7 years running. There are many positions and roles available in camp such as scoutmasters, quartermasters, and nurse/medic as well as beforehand handling administrative tasks. Please contact the course director to see how you can help. There is more information about the current course needs and position descriptions on the Adult Volunteer Staffing page.


At the end of each course, the participants are encouraged to sign up for staffing the following year.  Participants are invited to be on staff after they have graduated from the course and completed NYLT Challenge logbook. Staff interviews begin in December. The youth staff leaders make the staff role assignments usually by April. Staff youth positions range from the youth course director (usually takes about 5 years of consecutive participation to earn this), to troop guides, quartermasters, scribe, historian, chaplain’s aide, webmaster, etc.