National Youth Leadership Training


NYLT - National Youth Leadership Training

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.

Fee is $320 if paid in full on or before 10/15/23
Fee is $350 if paid in full on or before 12/15/23

Last day to register 12/15/23

Deposit is $30

Full Refund for cancellations on or before 12/8/23

Payments less $100 for cancellations on or before 12/15/23

No refunds after 12/15/23

Limited 48 participants

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 12 months from the last day of course)