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2022 NYLT Flyer

August 5-7 and August 12-14, 2022
(two weekends)
at the Wanzek Center for Scouting in Fargo

NYLT is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.

NYLT is a seven-day course. Content is delivered in a troop and patrol outdoor setting with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment. Interconnecting concepts and work processes are introduced early, built upon, and aided by the use of memory aids, which allows participants to understand and employ the leadership skills much faster.

Youth Participant Requirements

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

  • Must be a registered member of a Scouting unit.
  • Must have a current BSA Health and Medical Record form parts A, B, and C.
  • Scouts BSA members (male and female) must be at least 13.
  • Must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops.
  • Must have earned the First Class rank before attending NYLT.
  • Venturers and Sea Scouts (male and female) must be at least 14, or 13 and have completed eighth grade, and fall within the maximum age allowance for their program. They must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews or Ships. It is recommended that they have had at least one year of camping experience. While NYLT is not an outdoor skills course, it is important that each participant have basic camping and outdoor cooking experience.
  • Have a unit leader recommendation.

Campership assistance is available to help with costs. Click here for more info.

Doug Hansen

Course Director – Scoutmaster

Doug’s adventure in Scouting started as a scout as a youth eventually joining an Explorer post in Fergus Falls and as a founding member of the Moorhead Police Explorer post! He has served as Cubmaster of Pack 325 of Underwood, MN for 2 years, later a Webelos II Den Leader for a year. He has been Scoutmaster for Troop 325 from 2011-2020. Doug is also a recipient of the District Award of Merit and the Silver Beaver Award.

Doug has also served on staff for Wood Badge in two councils and served as NYLT Assistant Course Director in 2021. He got his Wood Badge beads in February of 2011. It was a lot of work over 18 months, but he encourages anyone who is interested in Wood Badge to pursue it. His son is an Eagle Scout, Camp Wilderness staffer and recently became a District Executive for Northern Sky district. He enjoys hunting, hobby farming and 4-H. He has had tons of great experiences and met many good people in Scouting. He is excited to see the impact that Scouting and NYLT has on our youth.

The adult staff consists of:

  • Course Scoutmaster
  • Two or more assistant Scoutmasters

 Adult leader position descriptions

The youth staff consists of:

  • Senior patrol leader
  • Asst. senior patrol leader for program
  • Asst. senior patrol leader for service
  • Troop guides

Youth leader position descriptions

For NYLT Staff Use

NYLT Syllabus (password protected)