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May 28 - Jun 2, 2017
National Youth Leadership Training

National Youth Leadership Training

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is the premier youth leadership training course for Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venture youth leaders. It provides the skills that youth leaders need to be successful in their Scouting roles and in life.

Through the Scouting method, skills such as as communicating, developing a team, applying leadership, and much more are learned and applied!

The National Youth Leadership Training course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DOThe 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.

Requirements to Attend: Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts - Must be at least 13 years old and first class and complete Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops. Venturers - Must be 13 or 14 and have completed the 8th grade and complete Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crew. It is recommended that Venturers have had at least one year of camping experience. 

NYLT is a six-day course. Content is delivered in a troop and patrol/team 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 mnemonics (memory aids), which allows participants to understand and employ the leadership skills much faster.

The registration fee includes training materials, food, and recognition items. In addition, you will need to provide personal camping gear and uniforms. Details will be available online and emailed prior to course opening.

Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the course reaches capacity.

Prior to coming, all participants must complete with their home troop, team, or crew the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops/Teams (ILST) or Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC). The syllabi for both can be found here:

www.scouting.org/training/youthExternal Link

Download the youth information flyer (Available in November)

Download the adult information flyer (Available in November)

Participant Documents

NYLT Participant Packet (Available in April)

Staff Information - For Those Youth and Adults Serving on Staff at NYLT

Step 1: Complete Staff Application

Step 2: Participate in one of the two Staff Interview dates below

Step 3: Once selected to be on staff, Click here to register for NYLT Staff and to pay your staff fee online (no in-person registrations accepted)

NYLT Staff Dates:

  • NYLT Staff Interviews   (Oct 21, 2017) - Event is Over
  • NYLT Staff Interviews   (Nov 4, 2017)
  • NYLT Staff Development   (Jan 13, 2018)
  • NYLT Staff Development   (Feb 16-17, 2018)
  • Trainers EDGE   (Feb 24, 2018)
  • NYLT Staff Development   (Mar 16-17, 2018)
  • NYLT Staff Development   (Apr 20-21, 2018)
  • NYLT Staff Development   (May 11-12, 2018)
  • National Youth Leaders Training Staff Report Day   (May 25, 2018)
  • National Youth Leadership Training   (May 27 - Jun 1, 2018)
  • NYLT Staff Wrap-up   (Jun 1-2, 2018)
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