National Youth Leadership Training (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 units
and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

New for 2019

AGE REQUIREMENT UPDATE:  After careful consideration and reflective listening to feedback, the National Leadership Council has decided the age for attending NYLT will be 13. Spread the word to anyone who had decided Summer 2019 was off the table because they were not yet 14.  

For 2019 only, an exception will be granted for girls registered in Scouts BSA to attend NYLT without first achieving the First Class rank; they must still meet age requirements and first attend Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST.)  This will allow new troops to have trained youth leaders.  Girls who are registered Venturers do not need to achieve the First Class rank, but must attend Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC) prior to participating in NYLT.


There are two  courses in Pathway to Adventure Council in 2019.
Summer NYLT is moving to a new home!
Owasippe Scout Reservation in Twin Lake, Michigan!

Course 1

June 16 – 22, 2019

Scoutmaster: Bertha Guzman

Course 2

June 23 – 29, 2019

Scoutmaster:  Janette Barron


Both courses have a bi-lingual (English/Spanish) adult on staff!!

Registration is now open!! Questions -

The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what leaders must BE, what they must KNOW, and what they 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.

Summer 2019 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. 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.