National Youth Leadership Training


Fee: $400; registration closes July 23 | Early bird fee: $370 if paid in full by June 4!


NYLT – Leadership That Lasts a Lifetime

NYLT is an exciting week-long advanced leadership course designed to teach Scouts the tools, techniques, and skills they need to be better leaders – not only in their Scout units but everywhere in their daily lives.  Scouts will take home skills, games, songs, and practices that will make their unit even better.

This unique weekend is led by Scouts, for Scouts. Participants will learn to communicate effectively, resolve conflicts, and work towards a vision. They’ll work in a patrol to practice Scouting skills and grow together as a team. NYLT teaches Scouts about themselves along with diverse skills so they return ready to lead in their individual units.

Sign up soon, our course is limited to 54 participants. You can hold a spot now for a $25 refundable deposit in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

What is NYLT?

NYLT is not like summer camp and is not designed for rank advancement or earning merit badges.  NYLT is a challenging hands-on advanced leadership training program.  It is essential that NYLT participants be physically, emotionally, and mentally prepared to handle the demands of this intensive training. In order to get the most benefit from this unique experience, participants must exhibit emotional maturity, positive attitude, and proficiency in basic camping and outdoor cooking.

Who Should Attend?

Scouts should attend NYLT once they meet all Eligibility Requirements.  The course is especially useful for scouts who have an ambition to serve in leadership roles and are ready for the next level of training.

Who can participate?

  • Scouts BSA members must be at least 13. They must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops and earned First Class rank before attending NYLT.
  • Venturers and Sea Scouts must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews or Ships. It is recommended that they have had at least one year of camping experience.
  • Be comfortable camping and cooking outdoors
  • Commit to attending the entire six-day course
  • Must be a registered member of a Scouting unit.
  • Have a Unit Leader recommendation
  • Have a complete and current BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (Within last 12 months)

Health & Safety Notice: NYLT is a licensed camp through the State of Connecticut, and as their and the Council COVID-19 Pandemic regulations evolve we will keep this page up-to-date


Full refund for cancellations by July 18, 2021

Payments less $100 for cancellations by July 25, 2021

No refunds after July 25, 2021