Month: January 2010

Closing Campfire Tips

The closing campfire is one of the last times to inspire participants and encourage them to use the tools they have just learned. Having the campfire go off without a hitch can be challenging after one of the longest days

The Troop Guide

In my eyes the troop guides represent the heart and the soul of any NYLT course. During staff development the focus is usually on the Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) and the Scoutmaster due to course planning and rehearsal. Once the

Applying New Ideas

At this year’s 12th Annual National Youth Leader Training (NYLT) leader’s Conference in October at the Alpine Scout Camp, Douglas Fullman, NER Regional Program Director, challenged course directors and Scoutmasters to think about using the NYLT youth staffers within other

Staff Development

As we enter this new year, we have the opportunity to look back at a great year for leadership training. This year’s Alpine Conference was a major success and we provided one of the best Youth Staff Development Courses (YSDC)

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all 2020 courses are postponed to summer 2021. Read more >