National Youth Leadership Training


The National Youth Leadership Training program is an intensive week-long summer experience for upper-ranking Scouts. Each participant works as part of his new Patrol and Troop through a week of indoor and outdoor challenges, with the mentoring of the highly skilled youth staff. Participants are equipped with the basic skills necessary to become leaders in their Troops, communities, and future professions.

During the seven days, program will range from geocaching to knots instruction, sports games, realistic first aid practice, overnight backpacking trips, interpatrol competitions and campfires. Each part of the program is carefully prepared and used as a hands-on tool to teach fundamental leadership concepts. An orientation at the beginning of the week and a graduation ceremony at the end round out the experience.

Since its establishment in 1980, the NYLT program has built a strong legacy of service and leadership. An NYLT is now held in almost every scout Council across the nation; the course for youth in the North Florida Council is held each summer at Camp Shands in Hawthorne, FL.

For an application, please click here. If you would like to contact this year’s Scoutmaster, Jose Lepervanche, please click here. If you would like to contact this year’s SPL, Jon Koch, please click here.

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Florida State College: What do you want to be when you grow up? We can teach you!!!

Florida State College at Jacksonville had a special day for students during the Jaguars game at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on November 8, 2009. During the third quarter they showed a commercial produced by Celine McArthur. If you’re planning on getting your college education now or in the next decade, Florida State College should be your #1 choice! We develop programs to meet the workforce needs of Northeast Florida. It’s about making our community stronger, one graduate at a time.

Here is the video:

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Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche
Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche
Welcome to our Learning Adventures website in We are moving our previous website to this blog website. During this transition time, you will be able to access our previous website here.

about our website

Our web sites have been our learning laboratory for many years. Our first web adventures site was published on 1996.

The main objective of our web sites is to provide a portal for all courses, seminars, and learning resources for our students, family, and friends. The portal includes current learning topics, news and access to our current courses. Because our learning adventures go beyond our on-campus and online classrooms, the portal also have links to our e-families, scouting, drawings, and other professional and personal activities that enhance a learning experience. Learning is a continuous adventure.

We try to keep this one very simple based on basic design and easy navigation schemes. Most of the suggestions from our web development students and friends have been used. The latest changes were implemented to help our students and to simplify their learning experience.

This website is always under construction and feedback is always welcome as part of our learning adventures.

Welcome aboard, set the sails and enjoy this learning journey!!!

Dr. Jose G.


Managements Adventures


Visit our Management Adventures blog created for our students at Florida State College at Jacksonville.

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Business Club visit to The Florida Times-Union

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“Life is a continuous learning adventure”

“Life is a continuous learning adventure”

scouting adventures

Eagle Scout Alejandro Lepervanche

Our scouting outdoors adventures. We have been in many campouts with  Boy Scouts

Troop 182 – Jacksonville,

Troop 840 – Miami and

Crew 595 – Jacksonville.

See our Scoutoons.

captain’s blog

Lessons from my mended heart

jlnov2007smOn July 2007 I had a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) while camping with our Boy Scouts Troop 182 at Woodruff Scout Reservation. I was saved by the grace of God, the prompt action of Scouts leaders who applied CPR to me and Scouts who organized themselves to remain calm. They called the camp EMS person who came with an AED, and lighted the road to our campsite with flashlights to guide the ambulance.

SCAAThe full story of my SCA is published in the website of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association (SCAA). I am member of SCAA’s speakers bureau and the SCAA Support Community. You can also read it in my blog under Double-blessed Scoutmaster. See my SCAA Inspire Support Community discussion group

AHA Annual Report 2007I also want to share the 2008 Annual Report of the American Heart Association (AHA). This is part of my commitment and we need your support to spread the voice about heart issues, emergency preparedness, CPR and AED training, and healthy living. Our son Eagle Scout Alejandro Lepervanche and I share the cover of the AHA annual report and the article is on pages 10 and 11 of the report (14 and 15 of the PDF file). Go to > About Us > Annual Report or follow this link.

I am speaking about these issues to promote AHA and Red Cross CPR/AED training in local churches, seminars, youth groups, colleges, and scouts. My story was featured in “Scout Signs”, a TV program of the BSA North Florida Council. I also attended the University of Scouting in Jacksonville and delivered four talks to the Emergency Prepareness, Wilderness Survival, CPR, and Youth Leadership classes.

AEDs Help Scouts ‘Be Prepared’

AEDs Help Scouts ‘Be Prepared’

New AEDs Help Scouts ‘Be Prepared’

from St. Vincent’s Healthcare Intranet Homepage 7/29/08

SVHC delivers the two remaining AEDs to the North Florida Council of Boy Scouts during a presentation last month. On hand were (from left) John Moscarillo, Medtronic; Brian Patterson, Megan Shaw and Jack Spears, North Florida Council of Boy Scouts; SVMC Associate Lisa Dean, RN; and Jose Lepervanche, a Scout Leader and SCA survivor.

It was a day at camp for most, but the subject at hand was no playing matter. Although Sudden Cardiac Arrest has been in the news lately with several public figures falling victim, St. Vincent’s HealthCare has been talking about it for a while.

SVHC kicked off the Partners in Preventing Sudden Cardiac Arrest campaign more than a year ago to reduce the number of people who die from SCA by providing life-saving Automatic External Defibrillator devices to Jacksonville area organizations.

Last month, several SVHC associates gathered at Camp Echocktee Boy Scout Camp in Orange Park to present the last two AEDs to the North Florida Council of Boy Scouts. An AED training session was also held.

The speaker for the event was Jose Lepervanche, a Scout leader whose life was saved by an AED.

“By having more defibrillators available and teaching the community how to use them, we hope to save lives,” said Karen Darnell, SVHC Vice President and CNO.

My blog in Spanish

My blog in Spanish

Go to to read my articles and comments in Spanish. “Crónicas Cibernáuticas” in Spanish.

Vaya a para ver los artículos y comentatios en Español. Crónicas Cibernáuticas será en Español