Staff Special Notice
As a staff member your goal will be to successfully give the NYLT six-day course where the Scouts live and work in an outdoor setting as part of a patrol within the NYLT troop.
Participants experience the simulation of a month in the life of a troop, complete with patrol leaders' council meetings and planning for the big monthly outing (the outpost overnight trip at the end of the course). They use the patrol method throughout the course and rotate leadership positions so that each participant can experience different roles. There is an immediate application of learning in a variety of structured and fun events. You will inspire each patrol with the challenge to create a shared vision of success. The participants use this shared vision throughout the course to help achieve all they can as a patrol. Each patrol works on the quest for the meaning of leadership and, at the end of the course, presents their understanding of this and other concepts they have learned throughout the week as a skit, song, or something they build—the possibilities are endless.