Frequently Asked Questions - Staffing
2018 NYLT Course Registration is now Open!!
Click on 'Participant' and follow the instructions.
2018 NYLT Course's Mandatory Downhill Meeting
When: Saturday, June 9th, 9AM - 11AM
Where: Orange County council Office (off Dyer)
Complete staff uniform order form
- Submit order form along wiht cash or check payable to OCBSA to Staff Registrar.
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.