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2013

Scouting Skills Go Beyond the Troop Meeting

This year, the Garden State Council held 2 National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) Courses. Like Wood Badge training for adults, NYLT teaches youth leadership skills to help them lead the Scouts in their units. The results are stronger units with growing programs that fulfill the mission & vision of the Boy Scouts of America.

The skills presented in these courses go far beyond the Pack, Troop, & Crew meetings. Recently, NYLT staff alumni Pete posted a photo online of his whiteboard, showing references of the stages of team development and EDGE.


Summit Website Launched

As part of a four-year, $400 million process to make The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve a reality, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced the  launch of the Web site for the high-adventure base, summitbechtelreserve.org.
 
Two key functions of the site are the "Shape the Summit" survey and "Patrol Z" project, which will allow young people to provide input to help in the development of the property and engage in the larger discussion about the high-adventure base.