National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils 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.
National Youth Leadership Training incorporates the latest leadership ideas and presents fresh, vital and meaningful training for today’s Scouts.
The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he 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.
Built on the legacy of the Junior Leadership Training and Wood Badge programs, the NYLT course teaches the best in modern leadership theories during traditional scouting activities. Dynamic presentations and videos help keep scout’s attention focused on learning and gaining confidence in their abilities.
NYLT Background Information
2021 NYLT Flyer— Download/print this save the date flyer and share with everyone you know
Brochure– Download/print this tri-fold brochure that helps explain why NYLT
Staff Interest Survey– Fill out this survey to let us know you want to be on NYLT Staff. This survey is for youth and adults.
COVID-19 Procedure Information
Implementing COL Guidance for an NYLT Course— Important information requiring your concurrence as a prerequisite to attending an NYLT course
COL COVID Screening Questionnaire – Must be completed the day of arrival to the course, prior to exiting the vehicle.
The National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) committee has determined that we can run an NYLT course under the current COVID-19 restrictions, following guidelines provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), American Camping Association (in conjunction with CDC) and BSA National office. We have made adjustments to the course structure (while maintaining the syllabus in its entirety) to minimize – though not eliminate – the possibility of transmitting communicable diseases like COVID-19.
For clarification, youth will be formed into patrols of 5 to 8 people (in guidance documents these are called “concentric circles” or “cohort” groups). Within patrols we will attempt to maintain social distancing and the use of face coverings when distancing is impractical. Patrols, however, will not interact with each other except at the prescribed 6-foot (or more) distance. So even though we are a large group, personal contacts are kept at a small-group level.
The course will be cancelled, and a full refund provided if:
If you or your child are uncomfortable with any of the items listed above, or on the “Implementing COL Guidance for an NYLT Course”, please wait to register for a future course which may have fewer restrictions.
For more information on Council’s response to the pandemic go to our Covid-19 page.