Mission Statement

The Mission of Silver Moccasin / NYLT is to develop strong youth leaders who are confident and well grounded with the Values of the Scout Oath and Law.
The Scout Oath and Law are the guideposts by which all decisions are made at Silver Moccasin.
“Strong leaders are not born, they are made”.

We do this by:
Creating a safe and fun learning environment.
Providing real life opportunities for ethical decision making, mentoring, and living the Scout Oath and Law.
Applying all leadership skills taught in Troop Leadership Training (TLT).
Motivating youth to be leaders at home, school, work, and their religious institutions.

About National Youth Leadership Training

Silver Moccasin / NYLT is an exciting program run by the Great Salt Lake Council. As part of the Youth Leadership Training Program of the BSA, Silver Moccasin takes young men who are interested in the furthering their leadership skills. Scouts build upon the leadership skills learned in Troop Leadership Training taught by their leader in his home unit. Silver Moccasin uses elements of the First Class Skills to teach important team building skills, such as conflict resolution, ethical decision making, and how to take a vision and make it into a reality.

The Silver Moccasin / NYLT Staff are completely volunteer and committed to making the course a special experience. Scouts will live in a Patrol setting as part of a larger Troop made of Scouts from throughout the Council. Scouts are challenged to work together as they face different leadership skill tasks each day of the course. The week concludes with each Patrol presenting to the Troop their vision of what future success in serving others means.

Silver Moccasin / NYLT will give any youth leader the skills needed to be a great Troop Leader. It helps to guide Scouts on their lifelong journey towards becoming “Servant Leaders.” Silver Moccasin provides skills for now and the future of each participant.


  • Have completed Troop Leadership Training (TLT)
  • Be in good physical condition (Part A,B & C of BSA medical Record Required)
  • Be 12 years old prior to course, but not older than 17
  • Hold a Unit Leadership Position
  • Have completed 5 nights of Scout camping (family camping does not qualify)
  • Own and wear a complete Scout Uniform including: shirt, pants, socks, and have all badges properly placed.

Program Costs:

The cost of the Silver Moccasin is $170.00. This covers the cost of all meals, program materials, and a Silver Moccasin / NYLT T-shirt. A deposit of $50.00 is due by June 1st to hold your spot. All fees are due in full one week prior to course.

Refund Policy:

Full Refund minus the deposit of $50.00 (Maximum of $110.00) for cancelations prior to June 1, 2011.
50% Refund minus the deposit of $50.00 (Maximum of $55.00) for cancelations after June 1, 2011.
NO REFUNDS for cancelations after the due deadline or for NO SHOWS at the event.


It is the responsibility of the individual Scout and his family to arrive at camp. Scouts must be at East Fork of the Bear by 8:30 am on Monday. They must stay through to the end of the course on Saturday to graduate. Pick-up time is 1:00 pm.

Code of Conduct:

Silver Moccasin / NYLT is a special place. All Scouts attending must adhere to the rules of the course. This ensures the success of the Silver Moccasin / NYLT and benefits each participant. As a participant, Scouts must understand and support the demands of the Code of Conduct. Participants must agree that they

  • Will live the Scout Oath and Law
  • Will observe, respect, and strive to live the Boy Scout Outdoor Code
  • Will wear a full, official BSA Field Uniform
  • Will be held responsible for all damage or loss of property
  • Understand that fighting, vandalism, or deliberate destruction of property will result in dismissal from the program at their own expense
  • Will respect all safety procedures
  • Will be respectful towards other participants and Silver Moccasin / NYLT staff

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