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National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

Purpose

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is designed to have youth staff teach leadership skills to youth participants. From beginning to end, it is a YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM! 

NYLT is an exciting, action-packed program designed 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.

For many years, junior leader training (JLT) was an important part of the leadership training continuum of BSA local councils throughout America. In 2003 and 2004, a task force of leadership experts and hundreds of Scouts in pilot courses across the nation reviewed and tested every aspect of the new NYLT syllabus, which incorporates the latest leadership ideas and presents fresh, vital and meaningful training for today's Scouts.

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.

Built on the legacy of past JLT successes, 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.

Attendee Requirements

Youth must be registered Scouts ages 13+ who've attended a week long Scout camp.
Scouts are (or will be) First Class Rank by the course date.
The Scout must be recommended by the Scoutmaster.
Venturerers who have completed ILSC.

Learning Objectives

The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, KNOW, and 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.

National Youth Leadership Training Summer Course

Course 1: June 6 - 11, 2016 (Monday-Saturday) Tunnel Mill Scout Reservation, Charlestown, Indiana

Course 2: July 11 - 16, 2016 (Monday-Saturday) Harry S. Frazier, Jr. Scout Reservation, Shepherdsville, Kentucky - CCC - Leadership Development Center

Course 3: July 18 - 23, 2016 (Monday-Saturday) Pfeffer Scout Reservation - RCM -, Benton, Kentucky

Cost

Deposit: $50 due upon application submission
Deposit will go towards course tuition

$260
Early Bird* - $260 prior to March 1, 2016 (Deposit by March 1 with Full Payment by May 1, 2016)

$285
Regular Price* - After May 1, 2016 fees go to regular price of $285.

Registration

Click Here for Participant Application - All signatures should be filled out prior to turning in the application
Click Here for Camp Fee Assistant Form
Click Here for Staff Application (For Course 3)


See the NYLT 2015 Facebook page!!

 

 

 

 


 

Cub

Cub Scout Day Camp

Day Camp is a 5 day experience (generally from 8:30 AM-4:00PM) filled with activities, fun and advancement.  Cub Scouts will shoot BB guns and archery, discover nature, practice outdoor skills, learn and play sports, make cool projects, and meet special guests.  Day Camp is a great way to beat the “summertime blues!!”  Registration deadline is 3 weeks prior to camp.

2016 Dates:  Dates Flyer

2016 Dates and Locations:

 

Clear Creek Park, Shelbyville KY                                     June 6-10

Silver St. Park, New Albany IN                                        June 6-10

Wild Cat Hollow, Russellville KY                                      June 13-17

Fern Creek Sportsman’s Club Louisville KY                       June 13-17

Tunnel Mill Scout Reservation, Charlestown IN                   June 13-17

Camp Crooked Creek, Shepherdsville KY                          June 13-17

Trail of Tears Park, Hopkinsville KY                                   June 13-17

Yellow Creek Park, Owensboro KY                                    June 13-17

Camp Crooked Creek, Shepherdsville KY                           June 20-24

Watkins United Methodist Church, Louisville KY                  June 20-24

Wendell Moore Park, Buckner KY                                      June 20-24

Shively City Park, KY                                                        June 20-24

Noble Park, Paducah KY                                                   July 5-9

Freeman Lake, Elizabethtown KY                                       July 11-15

Madisonville City Park, Madisonville KY*                             July 11-15

Camp Rotary, Glasgow KY                                                 July 25-29

 

 

 

Visit the Council Calendar on our website

If you'd like to learn more about the Lincoln Heritage Council's Day Camp, please contact Sarah Flowers at 502-361-2624 or sarah.flowers@scouting.org . We hope to see you there!
 

Leader's Guide & Info
Camp Fee Assistance Form
Medical Form


Cub Scout Day Camp Participant Application
Lil' Buddy Day Camp Participant Application
Cub Scout Twilight Camp Application - Tecumseh
Lil' Buddy Twilight Camp Application - Tecumseh

Click here to register online for Lil Buddy Day Camp!

Click here to register online for Cub Scout Day Camp!

Be on Day Camp Staff!

Click here to register online to be on Staff!

Day Camp Staff/Den Walker/Adult Application

Day Camp Staff/Den Walker/Adult Application - Twilight - Tecumseh

Lion

Lion Cubs

Welcome to Lions

 

 

 

 

What should you expect?

The Lion program involves participation by a child and a caring adult. Den meetings and outings are facilitated by Lion guide. The Lion guide is an experienced Cub Scout leader. He or she will lead the first den meeting of the year. The Lion guide will help each adult partner lead one of the subsequent meetings. Parents should take the responsibility of planning and leading a specific den meeting or outing. The den meeting and outing plans are provided in the Parent and Leader Guidebook. One of these guidebooks will be provided to each unit who participates in the pilot program.

It is suggested that each family take one adventure and rotate responsibilities. We spread out leadership responsibilities so involvement is rewarding, not a burden. It’s more fun this way and the Lions love to see their parents/guardians taking on the task and providing leadership to them and their friends.

How are the meetings structured?
Lion dens meet twice a month for eight to nine months during the school year. The den will pick a time that works best for the members of the den. A complete and detailed program is provided to help the Lion guides and adult partners deliver the Lion program. The meeting plans can be found in the Parent and Leader Guidebook.

The Lion adults will set the schedule of their den meetings and outings during their first gathering. Each adult will choose which den meeting they will host. They should plan to host one or two. One will be a den meeting and the other will be an outing or a pack meeting.

Understanding the Den Meeting
Dens meet once per month at a time that is convenient to members of the Lion den. The den meeting is with just their group of kindergarten-age boys. It is led by a Lion guide or a parent who, with support from the Lion guide, plans and leads activities. Most dens meet in a home or central location such as a church or school. It is up to the families in your den to determine what is most convenient.

Outings and Pack Meetings

Outings will be a time for the entire family to join the Lion and other Lion families on a fun adventure. The outing may be a field trip to a place of interest for the boys in the den or it may be a visit to a pack meeting. A pack meeting is a monthly gathering for all of the Cub Scout dens in a pack. Lions generally attend only a few pack meetings each year.

Program Material
The Lion Parent and Leader Guidebook is available for each family. As a participant in the Lion pilot program one guidebook will be provided to your unit at no cost. This handbook contains the activities and ideas for a complete year. The program is based on feedback from parents and educational experts.

Registration
Each Lion and a parent need to register with the Lincoln Heritage Council. The BSA registration fee will cover insurance one one year of program. Each youth and adult partner need to complete one youth application and submit it to the Lion guide. The Lion guide should complete and submit an adult application to the council.

Our council will provide an orientation that will help you understand how a Lion den functions and the importance of your role.

Lion Scouts must have an “adult partner” with them at all times. This is required by the Boy Scouts of America.

The Ideal Den Size
The best size for a Lion den is six to eight boys and their adult partners. The youth at this age are usually very energetic with short attention spans. If there are too many Lions, it’s hard to manage well; and if there are too few Lions, it’s not the ideal situation for group activities.

The Lion Badge
Upon completion of the Lion program year each boy will earn the Lion badge. The first five required adventures are designed to focus each Lion on demonstrating skills in the areas of adventure, leadership, personal fitness, citizenship, and character. Lions will receive a patch at the completion of the required adventures. This is the Lion badge. The badge will be available for purchase at the store.

The Lion Uniform
The Lion uniform is a Lion t-shirt. The t-shirt will be available for purchase at the Scout Store.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Understanding the Lion Guide and Lion Coordinator

Lion Guide Position Description
An experienced and engaged Lion guide is recruited to take the lead on facilitating den meetings with assistance and support from the parents. Since Lion is often the first experience a family has with Scouting, it must be a fun and positive experience.
• Has previous successful experience as a den leader
• Works directly with other den and pack leaders to ensure that the den is an active and successful part of the pack
• Plans and prepares for initial Lion den meeting and outings
• Mentors adult partners in the delivery of Lion den meetings
• Attends the pack leaders’ meetings
• Leads the den at the monthly outings and other pack activities
• Ensures the transition of Lion Scouts to Tiger at year-end
• Prepares the Lions for day camp at the end of the Lion year if appropriate
• Coordinates shared leadership among the Lion adult partners in the den
• Ensures that each Lion and his adult partner have the opportunity to be the host team, which plans and executes the den activities, and rotates responsibilities monthly.

Lion Coordinator Position Description
The Lion coordinator is an experienced den leader or former Lion guide who will work to support the Lion guide as he or she delivers the year’s program.
• Is an experienced and successful den leader
• Understands den and pack operations within the overall structure of Cub Scouting
• Demonstrates excellent communication and organization skills (and will remain in at least monthly contact with the Lion dens)
• Participates as needed in the unit’s Join Scouting Night with all new Lions and their parents
• Assists with the Lion guide in hosting the first orientation meeting for all the individual Lion dens in their pack
• Serves as a coach and mentor for the Lion guide

Your Unit Commitment
Our Pack requests to be included in the Lions pilot program being offered by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America for Kindergarten boys and their adult partners administered by the Lincoln Heritage Council. As a pack, we commit to the following:
• Recruit Kindergarten boys to the Lions program being offered by our pack
• Provide the Lions program from September 2016 through June 2017
• Use only the materials being provided by the National Council
• Register Lions and their adult partners using a BSA youth application
• Collect and submit the annual BSA registration fees to the Lincoln Heritage Council
• Attend a WCC Lion Pilot Program training/coaching session
• Lion Coordinators and Lion Guides are required to complete Youth Protection training, be in compliance with their State laws and other BSA adult leader requirements
• Complete the feedback forms requested by the National or Local Council
• Have an active email address for your Lion Guide and Lion Coordinator
• Our pack will not deviate from the program provided

Join Today!

Popcorn

Popcorn

The annual Popcorn Sale provides a great opportunity for money earning projects, and is one of two fundraisers approved by our council's Executive Board. This means it is a fundraiser where your Scouts can wear their Scout uniform while selling and participating. Each year, Scouts from across the Council sell delicious Campmasters Popcorn to fund their adventure.  Your unit does not need to fill out a Unit Money Earning application to participate in the Popcorn Sale.

For more information on the 2016 Lincoln Heritage Council Popcorn Sale or to get involved, please contact:

Josh Simpson

Josh.Simpson@scouting.org

502-361-2624 ext. 3018

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