Brownsea - National Youth Leadership Training Boy Scout Event
Junior Leader Training has a new name and a new focus!
Why do we need a new National Youth Leadership Training Course?
There are several reasons, but mainly the material that was being used for Junior Leader Training
was over 30 years old and needed to be updated to meet modern times. The old method of
leadership that was being taught was a command and control approach. Today, leaders need to
understand how to best work with teams, so the new course integrates the best of modern
leadership theory with the traditional strengths of the Scouting experience. The new course
teaches an individual how to lead themselves and lead others in a team environment. This
change aligns the youth training with the adult training that is taught in the Wood Badge of the
21st Century. BSA wants everyone to speak the same leadership language.
Why is their a new name?
The new course offers new material and a new focus.
National Youth Leadership Training, NYLT, designates
that this new course is common across the nation and that
it is for youth leaders. Also, the title “Junior” indicated
something less than a full leader.
What is Brownsea-National Youth
Brownsea-NYLT is an intense week-long youth oriented
leadership training experience held at Camp Lindblad. Highly qualified
youth staff under the supervision of adult advisors
conduct the training using the National Youth Leadership
Training Course syllabus, as published by the National
Council, Boy Scouts of America.
How to Register
Questions should be directed to Mary Chong at firstname.lastname@example.org or (925) 830-0759.
1. Be at least 13 years old by the start of the course
2. Be at least the rank of First Class Scout
3. To be or to soon be a Troop Leader, either Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader,
or Patrol Leader.
4. Obtain Scoutmaster’s recommendation and parents’ approval on the Brownsea-NYLT
Participant Application Form.
5. Provide a copy of BSA Personal Health and Medical Record – Class 1 & 2.