National Youth Leader Training: Pack and Paddle

National Youth Leader Training: Pack and Paddle
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E6350 Doe Lake Rd.
Munising, MI 49862, US
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National Youth Leader Training: Pack and Paddle
July 8-16, 2017
Camp Hiawatha, Bay Lakes Council, near Munising, MI

An intensive week long Leadership Training Course for Venturers, and Boy Scouts who are 13 years of age and older and are of 1st Class rank and above. Pack and Paddle takes the popular and intensive National Youth Leadership Training Syllabus, adds a couple of extra days, and places the experience in the environment of a wilderness Backpacking and Canoeing trek. NYLT is a life changing experience for many. While participants will be equipped to provide enthusiastic, and competent leadership for their Troop, or Crew in the context of the Patrol Method, they will also gain leadership skills and experiences which will prove valuable throughout the rest of their lives. Not only will Pack and Paddle NYLT participants learn how to help lead their Troop or Crew, but they will learn to do so in a wilderness trek environment, and maybe even pick up a few wilderness skills in the process.

Held at the Bay Lakes Council's beautiful Camp Hiawatha, situated deep in the Hiawatha National Forest of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, participants must come equipped to backpack and canoe to primitive backcountry campsites each night, and will live and work in a challenging and rustic environment. Canoes, paddles, PFDs, and backpacking stoves will be provided, but participants must bring their own quality backpack, footwear, rain gear, and lightweight tent. Parents, participants, and leaders should understand that his is not a "Philmont", or "Boundary Waters" level high adventure, but an intensive leadership training experience, conducted using the challenges of trekking relatively short distances through a wilderness environment as a team.

Cost for the course is $300 if registered and paid in full before April 1st. After April 1st, a $20 late fee will be assessed. Keep in mind that this fee includes a highly specialized experience that is longer in duration than both Summer Camp, and the Traditional NYLT Course. It also includes round trip transportation from selected locations around the Council. A $100 deposit paid at the time of registration is required to hold your spot. All payments are transferable but non-refundable. Your Unit Leader's approval must also be secured to attend the course. Warning: Due to the trekking format of this course, participation numbers are limited, and enforced. Registration is first come, first served, with later registrations maintained on a waiting list. 

Click here to complete the REQUIRED NYLT Participant Packet.


Do these dates not work with your schedule?  Check out the Council’s Traditional version of NYLT by clicking here.

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This registration is set-up to pay online only. In order to submit a registration, it must be paid using; PayPal, Credit/Debit Card, or E-Check.

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$50.00 per Staff
$300.00 per Youth
Late fee
After 5/1/2017 a fee of $20.00 will apply to all Youth Registrants.
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