Connecticut Yankee Council, BSA

National Youth Leader Training Conf


Youth Leader Training Conference NYLT



National Youth Leadership Training



Upcoming Programs:


August 12 - 18, 2018

Camp Pomperaug, Union, CT


January 4-6 and January 11-13, 2019

Deer Lake Scout Reservation, Killingworth, CT



What is it?

Thunderbird National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) conference is designed for scouts, venturers, explorers to develop their leadership skills. This is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. 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 skill 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.


Who Should Attend?

Any registered Scout currently serving as troop senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, or has the potential to be an SPL. Also open to any Venturer or Explorer currently serving in a leadership position or who has the potential to. Scouts must be at least First Class Rank and must be recommended by his Scoutmaster. Venturers/Explorers must be recommended by the Crew/Post Advisor. Scouts must be at least age 13 by August 1, 2018, to attend the August, 2018 course.


Program Cost?


What Else?

All attendees are required to have a complete, current (within the last 12 months) BSA Annual Health and Medical Record



Contact the Course Director - Mr. Jeff Guzauckas at (203) 410-4234 or


To Register for Course

**** Online Registration Open****

 Registration closes on Tuesday, July 31st


Scouting Magazine Article

See article from the March-April 2009 edition of Scouting Magazine: "Preparing Boys for Leadership." View article.



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