NYLT - Youth Staff



This page is meant for the National Youth Leadership Training Youth Staff. 

Why Staff?

You completed the NYLT course and are thinking about coming back to join the staff for the next course. Your parents are asking why and maybe you are not quite sure why, but it seemed like fun!

As a staff member of the BSA’s premier youth leadership course in the country, you will not just learn the course material, you will LIVE IT! The Staff members call this the NYLT 2.0 experience and they come back year after year for good reason.

During the five course developments and setup week you will be challenged and you will learn to do things you didn't think were possible before you completed the NYLT course. You will learn what it takes to organize the NYLT course and to give presentations to patrol size groups and larger groups as Troop Guide, or you could be involved in the logistics side of the course as one of the Quartermaster team. Most Scouts who participate as a staff member once, continue to participate for the rest of their Scouting careers. There is a reason for this and we challenge you to come and join us for the experience!

Attendance is required for ALL developments. Any exceptions MUST be approved in advance by NYLT SPL and NYLT Scoutmaster. We are pretty reasonable, but please plan to attend all 5 Developments! 

Youth Staff Training Schedule

2020 Summer Course Staff Interview Day
October 2019
St. Johns River Base – Ashley Porch
9:00am to 4:00pm
Parent Meeting starts at 9:00am

2019 Winter Course Staff Interview Day
Sunday, May 5 from 9 AM to 3 PM at St. Johns River Base
Parent meeting starts at 9:00 AM

Mandatory Training

All staff must complete NEW "Youth Protection" training for both Scouting and Venturing (Available Online Here) and "The Trainer's Edge" (included during staff Development weekend #1) before the course week. If you miss the Trainer's EDGE Development weekend, you must schedule to take the course on your own.

All staff are held to Boy Scouts of America, Venture Crew, and NYLT uniform standards. Full, standard-issue Activity or Field Uniforms will always be worn.

Field Uniform ('Class A'):

  • NYLT Staff hat (provided if required)
  • NYLT Staff neckerchief & slide (provided)
  • NYLT Belt Buckle (provided)
  • BSA field uniform shirt with all patches and other devices in order
  • NYLT Staff Patch (provided)
  • NYLT Staff T-shirt (provided)
  • BSA shorts or pants
  • BSA socks
  • Closed-toe shoes (Guide to Safe Scouting requirement)
  • Water Bottle

Activity Uniform ('Class B'):

  • NYLT Staff hat (provided)
  • NYLT Belt (provided)
  • NYLT Staff T-shirt (provided)
  • BSA shorts or pants
  • BSA socks
  • Closed-toe shoes (Guide to Safe Scouting requirement)
  • Water Bottle

Any exceptions will be clearly explained in advance.

Youth Staff Application

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