THE YAWGOOG LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE AT YAWGOOG SCOUT RESERVATION
PROGRAM This program is designed to help Scouts grow in self-confidence and self-direction; develop leadership ability and the strengths expected of a leader, and to afford them the opportunity to test their merit as potential staff members. The program includes orientation, observation, and participation in camp leadership.
PROCEDURE Registration is available online HERE or you can download an application.To attend the Y.L.E.. program and must be at least 14 years of age .
BASIC WEEK The Yawgoog Leadership Experience program begins with a "basic" week where the scouts spend time learning the skills necessary for good leadership. They work closely with our staff and are given the opportunity to investigate aspects of every program center at camp.
FIELD WEEKS Upon completion of the basic week, Scouts are encouraged to return for "field" weeks where they work in one of Yawgoog's many departments. Scouts get the opportunity to observe staff in action during their basic week to help them decide where to field. Field weeks provide an opportunity to practice teaching and leadership skills in an apprentice role. They offer an excellent way to sample various parts of the Yawgoog staff.
IMPORTANCE OF AN EARLY START Scouts should make every effort to begin early in the summer, preferably the first week of camp.
THE TROOP'S WEEK AT CAMP Scouts will not be allowed to participate in the Yawgoog Leadership Experience during the week that his troop is in camp. His place is with his troop at that time.
LAYOVER PERIOD YLE Scouts will be given free time from Sunday following the Court of Honor until Monday at 4:00 PM. Parents provide transportation home and back to camp. YLE Scouts must check out with a member of the YLE staff before leaving. If C.I.T.'s opt to stay with the YLE program, they are required to stay on the Reservation and be accounted for at all times.
LIVING QUARTERS Scouts will be housed at Campsite Minnikesu in Camp Medicine Bow.
COST The cost of the two week program is $300. Extra field weeks are $100 each.