National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

What is National Youth Leader Training (NYLT)?

National Youth Leadership Training is the pinnacle of Boy Scout training for youth. Every Troop deserves youth leaders that are trained and prepared for the responsibilities they face. 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 team goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership. A constant refrain of NYLT is “if you can see it, you can be it.”

Some of the skills in the course, in addition to leadership, are problem solving, making ethical decisions, valuing people and contributions, and many more.

Participant Qualifications

A Boy Scout must:

  • Be 13 years old by June 10, 2018
  • Achieve the First Class Rank
  • Be capable to serve in–or currently serving in–Troop leadership roles (SPL, ASPL, PL, APL, etc.)
  • Ready to be away from home for a week and engage in the program

A Venture Scout must:

  • Be capable of serving in–or currently serving in–Crew leadership roles (President, Vice Pres., etc.)

Forms and Additional Information

Complete the attached form and submit to the GAC Scout Shop with payment.

Read about the National Program of NYLT and NAYLT, the Advanced Leadership Course offered at the Philmont Scout Ranch each summer.
NYLT Participant Information Letter 2018