National Youth Leadership Training

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National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is a week long, 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.


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.


Who can go to NYLT?

You can go to NYLT if you meet these nationally-mandated requirements before the start of the course.

  • 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 13 years of age by February 1, 2020

    • Scouts BSA members must be 1st Class Rank or higher

    • 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

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.

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


2020 Fees

  • $50 deposit due with registration

  • $250 Early Bird Fee (on or before June 30,2020)

  • $275 Regular Fee (beginning July 2, 2020)

Participant Application

NYLT 2020 Brochure


Photo Album HERE

NYLT Contact

Patrick Hamilton

(775) 790-1427

National Advanced Youth Leadership


National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience is an exciting program that enhances leadership skills and expands upon the team-building and ethical decision-making skills learned in National Youth Leadership Training. NAYLE emphasizes leadership, teamwork, and selfless service, using the core elements of NYLT to help youth strengthen these skills. The NAYLE course is now available at all four national high-adventure bases. The material presented is basically the same at all four venues but is specific to the unique environment of each site.

Click here to learn more.

Den Chief Training

The Den Chief who completes this program will be better able to function in the position. This training provides the Den Chief with ideas for carrying out the responsibilities successfully. Offered primarily at the troop and unit level. Click here to learn more.

Pine Tree

The Pine Tree is Indian Nations Council’s own junior leader training course and has a long history of developing young leaders. All Scouts First Class and 13 years old are eligible, with their Scoutmaster’s approval.

Click here to learn more.

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Donald W. Reynolds Scout Resource Center

4295 South Garnett Road Tulsa, OK


Fax: 918.743.6049

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