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NYLT 2018


July 22-28 SOAR Camp

7177 Colorado River Rd, Gypsum CO


What is NYLT?


Leadership Skills

The primary goal of NYLT is to develop Scouts from Troops and Crews as leaders. To be a good leader requires the knowledge and the ability to use the right tools. At NYLT, we teach the Scouts the skills necessary to manage group dynamics and performance. These are the same skills taught at Fortune 500 companies. The Scouts not only learn about these skills. They are placed as leaders within patrols. Here they practice these leadership skills under the guidance of an experienced staff. These leadership skills include:

  • Communicating Well 
  • Finding Your Vision
  • Setting Goals
  • Preparing Plans
  • Developing Your Team
  • Solving Problems
  • Effective Teaching
  • Resolving Conflict
  • Making Ethical Decisions
  • Leading Yourself
  • Valuing People

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Scoutcraft & Outdoor Skills

Scouts will learn low impact camping, outdoor cooking, geocaching and many other outdoor skills. The course models a month in the life of a unit. The training consists of six days of Scout activities culminating in an overnight outpost camp. In addition, Scouts will be taught how to apply these skills in their home Troops and Crews.


Model Troop or Crew

Youth leaders will become a part of a Model Troop. They will be assigned to patrols based on their age and size. Patrols will be composed of Scouts from Troops and Crews throughout the Council. A patrol usually will have no more than one Scout from a given home troop. The patrols will cook, eat, sleep, and train together. Together they will take part in many activities including an outpost hike and campout. The patrols will take turns as the Service and Program Patrol. Participants will take turns serving as Patrol Leader and participating in a daily Patrol Leader's Council.


Location and Quality Staff

The SOAR NYLT Course is leadership training experience sponsored by Western Colorado Area Council and held annually at Spirit of Adventure Ranch (SOAR) near Gypsum, Colorado. A trained youth staff member is assigned to work with each patrol throughout the week. This Troop Guide is responsible for training the participants. Youth staff members are supported by trained adult leaders, who report to a Nationally-Certified Course Director.



July 22-28, 2018


Course Director and Contact Information

For more information, please contact Jen Pierson at jenniferpierson@comcast.net.


Who Should Attend SOAR NYLT?

Any Scout wishing to perfect their leadership skills. These will help in Troop and Crew life situations.


Eligibility Requirements

In order to attend an NYLT course, a youth must have the following qualifications by the beginning of the course:


  • Boy Scouts
    • Must be 13 years of age and have not reached their 18th birthday
    • Must be at least a First Class Scout
    • Must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops
    • Must have the recommendation of their Scoutmaster


  • Venturer/Sea Scout:
    • Must be at least 14 years old or 13 and have finished the 8th grade
    • Must have completed Crew Officers Orientation
    • Must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews or Introduction to Leadership Skills for Ships
    • Must have the recommendation of the Crew Advisor
    • Note: it is advised that Venturer Scout or Sea Scout over the age of 18 should consider taking the Wood Badge Leadership Course in place of SOAR NYLT.


  • All Participants
    • He or she must agree to spend the entire scheduled week participating in the SOAR National Youth Leadership Training Course.
    • He or she should have held a leadership position in his or her unit, if possible, or be considering a position in the near future.
    • The Scout should be an experienced camper with good camping, hiking and outdoor cooking skills.


Required Parent/Participant Orientation Date

TBD at Camp SOAR. NYLT Orientation 


Participant Application

Click on the NYLT Forms Library link at the top or bottom right of this page. Look for the Youth Participant Application.



Participants $295.00. Adult and Youth Staff $TBD.

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  2. Click on the Council Training "NYLT".
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