National Youth Leadership Training 2013


The 2013 NYLT information with the addition of a 4th week will be published soon.

Look for full dates and Information about registering by October 30, 2012-
As a preview, coming for 2013:

4 course dates
Special Early Registration
Discounted Summer Camp at Friedlander if you attend NYLT the same year.




National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members of the Boy Scouts of America with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home unit and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. This week long outdoor experience is set up to represent a month in the life of a typical Scout unit. Scouts will develop an understanding of group formation and development. They will also have hands-on leadership experiences.


The NYLT course centers on the concepts of:

• What a leader must BE

• What a leader must KNOW, and

• What a leader must DO.

These are taught with a clear focus on how to put these concepts into action.


What Is Its Purpose?

Scouting recognizes that Unit leaders have the responsibility of training their own Youth Leaders. The purpose of National Youth Leadership Training is not to assume that role, but to support it. The objectives of the conference are:

•   To enhance the relationship between the participant and his or her Unit leader.

•   To have fun.

•   To give participants a toolbox of leadership skills and help them relate these skills to their Unit responsibilities.

•   To give participants the opportunity to share ideas and experience with Scouts from other Units.

•   To give participants the confidence and knowledge to run the Unit program.

•   To create an atmosphere where Scouts will experience Scouting at it's best.


Is the Home Unit Leader Involved?
YES! NYLT is intended to strengthen the relationship between the Youth Leader and his/her Unit leader.

Registration is through your Scoutmaster or Advisor!
See your Unit Leader if you are interested in becoming the best leader you can possibly be. A downloadable letter will be available soon.

Who May Attend?

Registered Boy Scouts: at least First Class rank, age 13 or older, who have completed ILST (Introduction to Leadership Skills For Troops) or TLT (Troop leadership Training) within their troop and have their parents' and Scoutmaster's approval.

Registered Varsity Scouts: at least age 14 but not more than 17 and have completed either ILST or earned a Varsity letter and have their parents’ and Coach’s approval.

Registered Venturers: at least age 14 but not more than 17 who have Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC) or Venture Officer Training (Crew Officer Orientation or equivalent) and have their parents' and Advisor's approval.

For the Dates and to sign up TBA

All Scouts will need to have a current Health form. Back Soon

How Much Does NYLT Cost?

In 2013, the basic fee for NYLT has not been decided. This fee covers all food, two NYLT t-shirts, a NYLT cap, a NYLT neckerchief and slide and all course materials. If an application is received at the Scout Achievement Center after April 30, 2013, there is a $20 late fee.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 02:38