National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed 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 a leader must KNOW, and what a leader 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 offered over two weekends each spring. 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.

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

  • Must be a registered member of a Scouting unit.
  • Must have a current BSA Health and Medical Record form parts A, B, and C.
  • As of March 1, 2019, Scouts BSA members (male and female) must be at least 13 and be First Class Rank or higher. They must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops.
  • Have a unit leader recommendation.

Spring 2024 NYLT Course

Weekend 1 – April 12-14, 2024

Weekend 2 – April 19-21, 2024

You MUST attend both weekends.

Location: Camp John H Ware 3rd, 239 Jubilee Rd, Peach Bottom, PA 17563


Register below, and if you have any questions, take a look at this helpful FAQ.