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(Updated: 01/02/2019) 

Commitment Letter: NYLT Commitment Letter - Instructions.docx


The NYLT Staff Commitment

In order to put on the best course possible for our participants, it is important for all staff to be in attendance at the Staff Development Sessions (see dates below). We recognize that from time-to-time unforeseeable family or school conflicts occur; but we do ask that each staff member make the NYLT course their number one scouting priority.

Youth Staff Qualifications:

1. Must have completed an NYLT course.

2. Have completed Trainer’s EDGE within past two years. (Note: There will be an opportunity to take Trainers’ EDGE on Saturday March 9, 2019).

3. Prefer Youth Staff who have completed their NYLT Commitment Letter and earned their Acorn beads.

Youth and adult staff work together as a team to prepare and conduct the NYLT course. The goal of the staff is to provide the best opportunity to learn effective leadership skills in a setting where the highest ideals of Scouting shine through. Essential to that effort is the fact that staff members use NYLT leadership skills and philosophies themselves, which provides them with an extremely effective means of sharing and leading teams. Staff members model appropriate leadership skills in everything they do, creating a rich learning environment for the youth they are serving and for themselves. Servant leadership is an important NYLT leadership attitude, and it is critical that the staff model a focus on course participants and not on themselves.

Combined Course Interview Dates:
Sunday, November 11, 2018 (1:00 PM to 5:00 PM) Program Center
Saturday, December 8, 2018  (9:00 AM to 4:00 PM) Main Conference Room, Rockford Office

Combined Course Development Dates:
Saturday,  January 5, 2019 Christ United Methodist Church (4509 Highcrest Rd, Rockford, IL) Parents Meeting/Staff Development

Saturday, February 16, 2019 (Christ United Methodist Church (4509 Highcrest Rd, Rockford, IL)) Staff Development

*Saturday,  March 2, 2019 (Location TBD) Trainers' Edge (if you've not already completed it)
Saturday, March 23, 2019 (Christ United Methodist Church (4509 Highcrest Rd, Rockford, IL)) Staff Development
Friday - Sunday, April 12-14, 2019 Boeger Lodge   Camp Lowden, 6 PM Friday  - 11 AM Sunday 
Friday- Sunday, May 10-12, 2019  - Boeger Lodge Camp Lowden, 6 PM Friday  - 11 AM Sunday 

Session 1: Camp Lowden
Pre-Course: Thursday, June 6 - Sunday June 9, 2019 
Course: Sunday, June 9 - 14, 2019 
Post Course: Saturday, June 15, 2019  Done by Noon 

Session 2: Camp Lowden 
Pre-Course: Thursday, July 25- 28, 2019
Course: Sunday, July 28 - August 2, 2019 
Post Course: Saturday, August 3, 2019 Done by Noon 

Should you be chosen to serve on NYLT Staff, there is a $100 fee to help offset the expenses of the weekends (food, equipment, rentals, shirts, hats, etc.)

Other Needs:
Should you be chosen to serve on NYLT Staff, you will be responsible for providing your own training supplies. At that time, you would have an opportunity to purchase an optional NYTL staff jacket.