National Youth Leadership Training

National Youth Leadership Training

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Cost per participant - $240
Cost per staff - $80


Session 1 March 10-15

Session 4 July 16-21

Session 2 March 11-16

Session 5 July 22-27

Session 3 July 15-20

Session 6 December 26-31

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NYLT is an intense, 5 ½ day, outdoor leadership training experience for youth troop, team, crew and ship leaders. The course goal is to prepare young men and women to become superior leaders in their local unit and in the future.

Participants learn to use leadership skills within the framework of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.  BSA National carefully developed the NYLT curriculum with input from current corporate trainers, the United States Air Force Academy, and others in the training community.  Graduates of this program become senior leaders in their troop, team, and crew; as well as in their schools, churches, and communities.

The course is led and taught by some of the best youth leaders in the council; all of whom are graduates of the NYLT program and typically have staffed multiple courses. The adult advisors who assist the Youth Staff are Wood Badge trained.

Requirements for Scout Participants

  • Minimum age 13
  • Minimum First Class Rank
  • Completed: Intro Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) or Intro Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC)
  • Hold a unit level leadership position
  • Scoutmaster or Advisor Approval
  • Parent Permission

Council Sr. Course Director / Chair

Kim Huff



NYLT Staff Advisor

Karen Thunert





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