Calendar – Training

NYLT Course #2 @ Occoneechee Scout Reservation
Oct 25 – Oct 27 all-day

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)
Registration Form on the TICKETS Link


October 4-6, 2019 and October 25-27, 2019
Occoneechee Scout Reservation, 4637 Old Carthage Rd, Carthage, NC 28327

National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils 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 six-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.

The new NYLT integrates the best of modern leadership theory with the traditional strengths of the Scouting experience. Through activities, presentations, challenges, discussions, and audio-visual support, NYLT participants will be engaged in a unified approach to leadership that will give them the skill and confidence to lead well. Through a wide range of activities, games, and adventures, participants will work and play together as they put into action the best Scouting has to offer.

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.
  • As of March 1, 2019, Scouts BSA members (male and female) must be at least 13. They must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops. For 2019 only, an exception will be granted for girls registered in Scouts BSA to attend NYLT without first achieving the First Class rank. Boys registered in Scouts BSA will still be required to earn 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.

 * Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST), Crews (ILSC), and Ships (ILSS) should be offered through a Scout’s home unit. Ask your Unit Leader how you can participate in this course.


NYLT is not like summer camp and is not designed for rank advancement or earning merit badges.  NYLT is an intense and challenging hands-on leadership training program.  It is essential that NYLT participants be physically, emotionally, and mentally prepared to handle the demands of this advanced training. In order to get the most benefit from this unique experience, participants must exhibit emotional maturity, a positive attitude, proficiency in basic camping and outdoor cooking, and have an ambition to serve in leadership roles.

Behavior at NYLT: Participants agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the Scout Oath and Law.

The program takes place over 2 weekends. Each weekend will begin on Friday at noon and end on Sunday at 5 PM. Space is limited to the first 48 participants. A waitlist will be maintained. Any registrants not fully paid by Sept 1 will be replaced with the first scout on the waitlist.

Deadline to apply is Sept 23, 2019. The total fee is $250. A $75 nonrefundable deposit is required at registration. The remaining balance of $175 is due by Sept 1. Applicants withdrawing must notify the Scout Office by Sept. 10th to receive a refund. Please register at Tentaroo then print and mail the Participant Application found at the top of the page to

Occoneechee Council,
3231 Atlantic Ave
Raleigh, NC 27604

Or email to


Wilderness First Aid @ Camp Reeves
Oct 25 – Oct 27 all-day

Click on the Tickets link to register for the event

Course Flyer: October 2019 Wilderness First Aid Flyer

Course Start: October 25, 2019 at 7:30pm
Course End: October 27, 2019 at Noon

Course Prerequisites: Current Adult CPR/AED through the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, or other nationally recognized provider that does not expire until after the end of the course.

University of Scouting @ Thales Academy - Rolesville, NC
Nov 2 all-day

Registration opens October 1st, 2019

COURSE CATALOG  <– click for download

National Linked Troop Wood Badge @ Summit Bechtel Reserve
Jan 20 – Jan 24 all-day
District Committee Workshop
Jan 25 all-day
Tread Lightly Trainer
Feb 15 all-day
Commissioner College
Mar 14 all-day
Camp Staff Development
Mar 27 – Mar 29 all-day
COPE/Climbing L1 Instructor Course @ Camp Durant
Mar 27 – Mar 29 all-day

BSA requirements for the operation of both COPE and Tower operations specify a minimum of a (1) Level 2 instructor (1) Level 1 instructor to open the program area.   Staff to participant ratios are then applied based on the type of program being facilitated for the day.  Ground based activities are 12:1 while activities at height are 6:1

Upon completion of this full weekend course, the participant should be certified as Level 1 for both COPE (CS67) and Artificial Climbing Structure (CS75) and be able to effectively assist in the operations these programs.


  • Age 18 years and older
  • Complete eLearning assignments below
  • Bring your Hold Harmless form
  • Be current on Youth Protection Training
  • Pay the course registration fee
  • Be willing to have a lot of fun and learn a lot of things about COPE and Climbing.


Leave No Trace Trainer
Apr 3 – Apr 5 all-day