National Youth Leader Training

Why attend?

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.

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.

NYLT is a six-day course. Content is delivered in a troop and patrol outdoor setting with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment. Interconnecting concepts and work processes are introduced early, built upon, and aided by the use of memory aids, which allows participants to understand and employ the leadership skills much faster.

What are the requirements to attend?

In order to attend a NYLT course, a youth must have the following qualifications by the beginning of the course:

  • Must be a registered member of a Scouting unit.
  • Must have a current BSA Health and Medical Record form parts A, B, and C.
  • Scouts BSA members (male and female) must be at least 13. They must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops. For 2019 only, an exception will be granted for girls registered in Scouts BSA to attend NYLT without first achieving the First Class rank. Boys registered in Scouts BSA will still be required to earn the First Class rank before attending NYLT.
  • Venturers and Sea Scouts (male and female) must be at least 14, or 13 and have completed eighth grade, and fall within the maximum age allowance for their program. They 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. While NYLT is not an outdoor skills course, it is important that each participant have basic camping and outdoor cooking experience.
  • Have a unit leader recommendation.
Register for a course – This course is currently SOLD OUT. A waiting list has been formed. Please contact Eddie Rodriguez at [email protected]
to be added to the list.
Participants must be registered leaders with the BSA, and have completed the basic training course appropriate for their position.

2021 Course Fee is $295 ($75 Deposit Required, Balance Due by May 1, 2021)

Early Bird Fee is $275 ($75 Deposit Required, Balance Due Before April 30, 2021)

This year’s course runs two long weekends:

June 13-19th at Camp Josepho

$295.00 per Registrant
Before 4/30/2021 a discount of $25.00 will apply to all  Registrants.
There is no refund policy for this course.