Southern Sierra Council - 2023 NYLT

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2023 NYLT

Event Details

National Youth

Leadership Training


National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members of the Boy Scouts of America with leadership skills and experiences they can use in their home unit and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. This outdoor experience is set up to represent a month in the life of a typical scout unit. Scouts will develop an understanding of group formation and development. They will also have hands-on leadership experiences.

The NYLT course centers on the concepts of: 

What a leader must BE

What a leader must KNOW, and

What a leader must DO. 

These are taught with a clear focus on how to put these concepts into action. The course will also focus on the EDGE leadership style and SMART goal setting methods. 

What Is Its Purpose? 

Scouting recognizes that unit leaders have the responsibility of training their own youth leaders. The purpose of National Youth Leadership Training is not to assume that role, but to support it. The objectives of the conference are:

To enhance the relationship between the participant and their leader.  

To give participants a toolbox of leadership skills and help them relate these skills to their unit responsibilities. 

To give participants the opportunity to share ideas and experience with scouts from other units.

To give participants the confidence and knowledge to run the unit program. 

To create an atmosphere where scouts will experience Scouting at its best. 

Is the Home Unit Leader Involved? 

YES! NYLT is intended to strengthen the relationship between the Youth Leader and their Unit leader.

National Youth Leadership Training will provide your youth leaders with leadership and team building skills to manage the troop or crew program. The course is organized to teach skills based on:

1- A month in the life of a troop/crew

2- Patrol method experiencing the stages of team development

3- A toolbox of leadership skills including conflict resolution, planning and evaluation.

The objective is for participants to return to their troop/crew with enthusiasm and ideals that will help make the job easier, more fun, and improve the units program and progress.

Important Information for Participants:

Scouts BSA must be 13 years of age and earned First Class Rank.

Venturers must be 14 years of age and completed Officer Training by June 1st.

Must be competent in scout skills and have held a position of leadership within their troop.

Must have Participated in Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) or Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC).

The Scoutmaster Approval Form is Required for participation. There are 2 ways to have that completed. 

1. Have scoutmaster fill out paper section and you upload it to your online registration.

2. Send this link to your scoutmaster and have them fill out the form online. 

A deposit of $50.00 is due at the time of registration.

Space is limited so reserve your spot now.  The deposit of $50 is non-refundable, but is transferable to a replacement youth's deposit. A written refund request must be submitted at least 30 days before the first day of the course.

Important Dates and Course Fees:

     PARTICIPANTS                          STAFF                                         

By April 30 : Early Bird $295


May 1st - May 31st :  Regular price $325

By June 1st: Staff Fee $175

June 1st - 15th : Late Fee $350

June 24th: Staff Arrive : 9:00AM

June 2nd - Parent Orientation - 6:30pm

July 1st: Closing Ceremony, 1:00 PM

June 26th - Report  by 12:00 PM

July 1st: Depart 5:00PM

July 1st - Graduation and BBQ - 1:00PM


July 1st - Participants Depart - 3:00PM



PARTICIPANTS:  Course fee covers meals, program binder, course T-shirt and program supplies. Register online at  

Information will be provided to Participants and parents prior to course start via the parent orientation meeting.


STAFF:  Course fee covers meals, program binder, course T-shirt and program supplies. Register online at

Information will be sent to Staff Participants and parents 2 weeks prior to course start.


When & Where
Camp Verdugo Oaks
Monday 06-26-2023 12:00 PM PT to
Saturday 07-01-2023 3:00 PM PT Past
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