Looking forward to a great 2022!

Troop 69 Announcements 

  • Outing forms for Feb 11-15 camp Kriekenstein winter camping due Monday Jan 31. $25

  • Summer Camp registration (see attachment)

    • Summer camp will be June 12-18.  We moved summer camp to June in 2021 for many reasons, the main one being school starts earlier than it used to and this avoids most conflicts school wise.

    • Summer Camp is a key part of the scouting experience. It is expected that all scouts will attend (with some exceptions)  The cost of camp has gone up.  Please see Dr. Galer if  this creates a hardship and we will find a way.

    • Summer Camp registration for scouts is due Feb. 7 with $50 down payment.


  • National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

    • Please see detailed announcement and attachment

Troop 69 Thunder Kiwis and Atomic Alligators,

What is NYLT? National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an action-packed program designed to provide Scouts with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. This program is the centerpiece of the council’s youth training opportunities, providing local units with outstanding youth leaders and giving those participants the tools and leadership ideals that will serve them well in whatever they do.

Course Overview

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.

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 skills 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.

Crossroads of America Council offers NYLT in a weeklong and a two weekend course format. For the two weekend courses participants must attend both weekends to complete thier training. 

Who Should Attend?

Youth in Scouts BSA and Venturers who currently hold a key leadership role in their home unit, or youth who the unit leader feels has the potential to hold a key leadership position in the future. 

Scouts BSA members must be First Class rank and at least 13 years old. They must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops. (If they have served on PLC they have done this)


There are three opportunities to take this training. April (2 weekends) , June (1 week), and September (2 weekends)  More information available on the flyer


Troop 69 also offers a NYLT scholarship to attend.  In order to apply a scout must write a essay explaining why they want to take NYLT and what skills they hope to bring back to the Troop.  Applications due 2 months prior to course (April course applications due Feb. 28)