National Youth Leadership Training

Leadership is a key characteristic in the development of a Scout. National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members with leadership skills and experiences they will use in their home troops / crews and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

NYLT concentrates on a modern, systematic learning approach to the skills of leadership, with an emphasis on both theory and practical application.

The course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what a leader must KNOW, and what a leader must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO.

The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership. For the Scout who desires to be a better leader, NYLT is an unparalleled opportunity.

 What will I get out of NYLT ?

  • Experience the top tier of youth leadership training in the council
  • Gain skills you need to lead your patrol, troop, crew, school group, and even your adult leaders
  • Learn team development skills and techniques
  • Build on your Crew or Troop leader training
  • Activities using some of the latest techno gizmos available
  • Great food and we cook most of it for you

2019 NYLT Course

June 24 – 29, 2019

Register HERE

Completed NYLT Application, with all required signatures may be submitted when registering online or submitted to the Scout Resource Center.

Required signatures must be submitted in order to participate.


  • Scouts BSA
    • Must be a registered member of a Scouting unit.
    • Must have a current BSA Health & Medical Record Form, Parts A, B & C.
    • Must be at least 14 years of age, or 13 years of age and have completed the 8th grade, By / On February 1, 2019.
    • For 2019 ONLY, an exception will be granted for female registered members of Scouts BSA to attend NYLT without first achieving the rank of 1st Class. Male members of Scouts BSA will still be required to earn the rank of 1st Class or higher before attending NYLT.
    • Completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops
    • Scoutmaster approval
  • Venture Scout
    • Venturers and Sea Scouts (male and female) must be at least 14 years of age, or 13 years of age and have completed the 8th grade, and fall within the maximum age allowance for their program.
    • It is recommended that they have had at least one year of camping experience. While NYLT is not an outdoor skills course, it is important that each participant have basic camping and outdoor cooking experience. 
    • Completed Crew Officer Orientation
    • Completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews
    • Crew Advisor approval


Participant Application – Coming Soon

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NYLT Contact

Lynn Guthrie


(918) 740-4009