NYLT Staff Application

NYLT sponsored by the San Diego-Imperial Council is a fun-filled week of challenges, learning, and Scouting at its best! In order to present the best course possible each year, the adult and youth staff members are carefully selected based on the contributions they can be expected to make to the next course. The information below will help you understand the kind of staff members we seek, the process for staff selection, and the six-month commitment that each staff member must make to preparing and putting on the next course.

Minimum criteria for NYLT Youth Staff members:

  1. Be at least 14 years old
  2. Have held positions of leadership in their home unit
  3. Successfully completed the NYLT course
  4. Be a registered member of a Scouting unit

Of course, not every Scout who meets these minimum criteria will be selected for the staff. The characteristics of staff members are one of the key factors in the success of our NYLT course each year. To create a SCOUTING AT ITS BEST atmosphere we need staff who:

  • Are enthusiastic and brimming with Scout Spirit
  • Follow the Scout Oath and Law
  • Respect other Scouts and leaders
  • Are responsible in completing assignments to the best of their ability
  • Are masters of the Scoutcraft Skills needed to live in a camp environment
  • Understand and put into practice the Leadership Skills taught at NYLT
  • Respect the course curriculum and are dedicated to teaching it
  • Willing and able to make the commitment to attend all the staff development sessions

Adult Scouter criteria for staff selection:

To carry out a successful NYLT course a number of Scouters are required to provide the guidance and mentoring to some outstanding youth throughout the development phases and during the week long experience. We are looking for Scouters who have been or are Unit Leaders with a local unit or who can work comfortably with a quality youth staff. Additionally, it is desirable for Scouters to have completed (or in the process of completing) a Wood Badge course. This is an opportunity to shape the leadership experience for both the youth staff and course participants, to enable a youth lead program and to be a part of "Scouting at its best."

Application Process

  1. Fill out the on-line staff application.
  2. Review the Staff Development Schedule, to be provided. (Staff must attend all staff development dates)
  3. Attend a Staff Interview session (by invitation).
  4. Adults will be contacted by phone and may need an in-person meeting with the Course Director

Youth will receive a confirmation of your interview date, time and ZOOM link. The interview will be a five to seven minute interview by experienced staff members. Please arrive in the ZOOM room 10 minutes before your appointment time and plan to stay for 30 minutes after your appointment time. Wear your Field Uniform ("Class A"). Be prepared to discuss your Troop/Crew leadership experience, interest in NYLT and things you have learned and practiced from NYLT training.

Youth will receive an invitation for an interview.

The application process begins by following the appropriate link:

Further Information:

Council Service Center: 619.298.6121

Email: NYLT Course Directors

You will receive a confirmation of your interview date and time. The interview will be a five to seven minute interview by the YCLs and Course Directors. Wear your Field Uniform ("Class A"). Be prepared to discuss your Troop/Crew/Team leadership experience, interest in NYLT and things you have learned and practiced from NYLT training.