National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

Youth Leadership FTW

The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what a leader must KNOW and what a leader must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The course is given over six days in an outdoor setting with an emphasis on using the skills being learned immediately in current surroundings. If you are a leader in your unit (senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, patrol leader, crew president or ship boatswain) or are looking to serve in one of these positions, then NYLT is for you!

Objectives of NYLT

  • Develop confidence and knowledge to conduct unit programming
  • Understand the stages of team development
  • Find personal vision and set SMART goals
  • Provide opportunities to share ideas and experiences with others
  • Experience conflict resolution and learn ethical decision-making skills

Requirements to Participate in NYLT

  • Must be a registered member of a Scouting unit
  • Must have a current BSA Health and Medical Record form parts A, B and C
  • For members of a Troop:
    • Must be at least 13 years old and 1st Class
    • Must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops
  • For members of a Crew or Ship:
    • Must be at least 14 years old (or 13 and have completed 8th grade)
    • Must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews or Ships
  • Must have a unit leader recommendation