National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

2017 Registration Now Open.

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NYLT is not your average summer camp experience. Warm weather will be here soon and Scouts will be heading to camp ready to learn leadership skills, make new friends, and spend 6 days putting the “Outing” in “Scouting.” 

Camp Frank S. Betz,  Berrien Springs, MI -  June 18-23, 2017                  Course Scoutmaster Connie Solorio   

Camp Big Timber, Elgin, IL  -  June 25-30, 2017                                          Course Scoutmaster William Howard   

Camp Sol R Crown, Trevor, WI  -  July 9-14, 2017                                       Course Scoutmaster Mary Sabol             


The fee for attending NYLT in 2017 is $240.00. This includes all meals, course materials, course t-shirt, course hat, patch and kneckerchief.
The Course Scoutmaster will contact you with additional details specific to your course after your registration is complete.

We hope to see you at NYLT in 2017.

          Limited financial aid is available  


Financial aid applications are due by May 4, 2017.

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 troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

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.


In order to attend an NYLT course, a youth must have the following qualifications by the beginning of the course: