NYLT 2015 Information Released

The 2015 edition of the National Youth Leadership Training will be held June 21-26.
The East Texas Area Council Training Committee is committed to making NYLT a very special experience. Scouts, Venturers and Sea Scouts will live in a patrol setting at the George W. Pirtle Scout Reservation where they use their leadership skills to resolve exciting and challenging outdoor situations. The event will conclude with a closing challenge for each Scout to build upon what they have learned throughout the week.

NYLT will equip youth leaders to be better unit leaders, and leave young people with invaluable life skills.  It will help guide their journey to become true “servant leaders,” able to develop all members of whichever team they lead. It provides life skills for now and the future.

Course participation is limited, so send in your application ASAP!

Important Note Regarding Recharter and Trained Leaders


Early in 2013, the Executive Board of the East Texas Area Council made a motion to require all leaders to be fully trained for their position in order to remain registered.  That requirement is no longer in effect.

From the minutes of the June 3, 2014 Executive Board meeting:

"Assistant Scout Executive Daniel Anderson reports our mandate of January 29, 2013 requiring all direct contact leaders to have completed their position-specific training on order for their unit to recharter is not compliant with BSA membership policies.  A motion to rescind the motion approved by the Executive Board on January 29, 2013 requiring all direct contact leaders to have completed their position-specific training in order for their unit recharter was made by Frank Shockley.  Second by Gene Stewart.  Motion carried."

The World Will Be Scouting

In 2015, more than 30,000 Scouts and leaders from 161 countries around the world will converge on Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi, Japan, for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree. The event will provide opportunities to raise awareness about global issues, explore the environment, participate in community service, make friends from around the world, and deepen understanding of developments in science and technology.

The world jamboree is a unique opportunity for participants to experience an exciting program of activities, including: Global Development Village, City of Science, Cross Road of Culture, and the Peace Program.

Participants will live and learn with fellow Scouts from around the world. They will be housed in tents along with the BSA contingent but will soon venture out to mingle with tens of thousands of people for two weeks of activities and adventure. That’s right, a world fellowship exercise on an enormous scale!

Wood Badge 2015

Wood Badge is the premier adult leadership development course for the Boy Scouts of America. Wood Badge teaches participants the basics of listening, communicating, valuing people, team development, situational leadership, problem solving, and managing conflict. Once the skill is learned, each member is given the opportunity to use the skill as a member of a successful working team. At the conclusion of the course, each participant develops a set of personal goals related to his or her Scouting role known as "the Ticket." Working toward these goals allows each participant to practice and demonstrate new skills.


The first weekend of Wood Badge 2015 will be held March 20-22 at Sky Ranch in Van TX.  The second weekend of Wood Badge 2015 will be held April 24-26 at George W. Pirtle Scout Reservation in Gary TX. 


Cost is $240.00 , which includes all of your housing expenses and meals, course materials, t-shirt and the Wood Badge beads and neckerchief. 


Please refer questions to the Course Director, Debbie Splinter at 903-245-0977 or Debbie.Splinter@tsjh.org

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