National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)


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.

  • Who is eligible for NYLT?
    • Any Scout, Venturer or Sea Scout, currently registered with the Boy Scouts of America
    • 13-years or older, First Class rank or higher or having completed Crew Leadership Training
    • Scouts should have completed at least one long term camping experience before attending NYLT.
  • What Participants will learn
    • Communications Skills
    • Ethical Decision Making
    • Goal Setting
    • Team Development
    • Resolving Conflict
    • Teaching Others
    • Skills about how to create a vision of success
    • How to set goals and make plans
    • How to solve problems
  • Benefits for YOUTH
    • Learn contemporary leadership
      skills applicable to Scouting, school and the workplace
    • Develop a Vision and learn Planning skills to help reach goals and dreams
    • Learn how to Solve Problems and Resolve Conflicts when working in teams
  • Benefits for the UNIT
    • Give participants knowledge of leadership, team building and conflict resolution to help them with their troop/unit responsibilities
    • Instill the confidence necessary for them to lead your Scouting unit
    • Provide your youth with skills which complement those of Wood Badge trained adult leaders
    • Enable your youth to run an effective youth-led scouting program – i.e. your job gets easier!
June 25-30Nelson Training Center, Musser Scout  Reservation
July 9-14Resica Falls Scout Reservation
July 23-28Nelson Training Center, Musser Scout  Reservation
Aug 6-11Resica Falls Scout Reservation
Sept 29- Oct 1 & Oct 6- 8Nelson Training Center, Musser Scout  Reservation

Participant Registration:


Staff Registration:

If you are interested in serving on NYLT staff this year please complete this survey. You will be contacted following completion.

Click here for survey

Brochure–  Download/print this tri-fold brochure that helps explain why NYLT

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