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(Updated: 10/22/2019) 

Commitment Letter: NYLT Commitment Letter - Instructions.docx


Staff Application for Summer 2020 Courses is now open!


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 as part of the staff development.)

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 10, 2019 (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM) Main Conference Room, Rockford Office
Sunday, December 8, 2019  (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM) Main Conference Room, Rockford Office

Combined Course Development Dates: 
Saturday,  January 11, 2020 (Location: TBD) Parents Meeting/Staff Development 
Saturday, February 15, 2020 (Location TBD) Staff Development
Friday - Sunday, March 20-22, 2020 Boeger Lodge   Camp Lowden, 6 PM Friday  - 2 PM Sunday 
Friday- Sunday, May 8-10, 2020  - Boeger Lodge Camp Lowden, 6 PM Friday  - 2 PM Sunday 

Session 1: Camp Lowden
Pre-Course: Thursday, June 4 at noon - Sunday June 7, 2020
Course: Sunday, June 7 - 12, 2020 
Post Course: Saturday, June 13, 2020  Done by 10:00 AM

Session 2: Camp Lowden 
Pre-Course: Thursday, July 30 at noon - Sunday August 1, 2020
Course: Sunday, August 2 - 7, 2020 
Post Course: Saturday, August 8, 2020 Done by 10:00 AM 

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 NYLT staff jacket. shirts, hats, etc.)

Staff Interview Request FormExternal Link