National Youth Leadership Training

National Youth Leadership Training - JUNE 6 - 11, 2016

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.

Learning Objectives

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.


To attend the Course, Scouts must be at least First Class Scouts, 13 years of age by May 16, 2016 , have completed Troop or Varsity Leadership training (TLT/VLT) for their current leadership position or for a leadership position they are likely to assume in the near future, and have their Scoutmaster ’s or Coach’s signature and written recommendation that the Scout is mature enough to participate in the course. Venturers must be no older than 17 years of age as of May 16, 2016, have completed Venturing Leader Skills Course (VLSC) or Venturer Leader Training (VLT) and have their Advisor’s written signature and recommendation to participate.

Be advised, only a limited number can attend.

NYLT Course Fee

$190.00 per Scout or Venturer participant.

This pays for one hat, two t-shirts, food, equpment, facilities and training materials. A deposit of $50.00 per Scout must accompany each registration. The balance must be paid by May 16, 2016. Fee does not cover transportation, BSA uniform or personal gear.

Late Registration:

$230.00 per Scout or Venturer participant
If registering after April 27, 2016

NO REFUNDS AFTER May 25, 2016 however, registrations are transferable within the unit.