National Youth Leadership Training
The National Youth Leadership Training – NYLT

2020 Course Info:
Dates: June 21-27
Location: Camp McLoughlin

Cost: $285 per participant if paid in full by May 1st, $315 if paid after that date.  $100 deposit due at time of registration

Additional Information: Course Director: Doug Dearing

                                             Staff Advisor: Patrick Donahue

What is 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.

For many years, junior leader training (JLT) was an important part of the leadership training continuum of BSA local councils throughout America. In 2003 and 2004, a task force of leadership experts and hundreds of Scouts in pilot courses across the nation reviewed and tested every aspect of the new NYLT syllabus, which 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.

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.

Built on the legacy of past JLT successes, the new NYLT integrates the best of modern leadership theory with the traditional strengths of the Scouting experience. Through activities, presentations, challenges, discussions, and audio-visual support, NYLT participants will be engaged in a unified approach to leadership that will give them the skill and confidence to lead well. Through a wide range of activities, games, and adventures, participants will work and play together as they put into action the best Scouting has to offer.

  • Requirements to Participate…

    1. Rank: must be First Class Rank or above and be a living example of the Scout Oath and Law.  
    2. Leadership: hold, or be eligible for election to, a responsible leadership position such as Patrol Leader, Senior or Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, or Junior Assistant Scoutmaster.
    3. Camping and Cooking Experience: participants are encouraged to have at least 15 nights of Troop camping. Must have outdoor patrol cooking experience.
    4. Age: must be at least 13 years old and have completed the 8th grade by June 2020.
    5. Registration: every participant must be recommended by their Scoutmaster to ensure they are mature and responsible enough to benefit from NYLT.
    6. Each Scout should have the desire to attend this course.