Crossroads of America Council - 2021 NYLT (Week Long Course) / JUNE

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2021 NYLT (Week Long Course) / JUNE

Event Details

JUNE 13-19, 2021

What is NYLT?
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 experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

Course Overview:
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 team goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.

NYLT is a week long course held at Camp Krietenstein, patterned after a month in the life of a unit. Content is delivered in a group and team outdoor setting with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment.

The NYLT course 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 skills and confidence to lead well. Through a wide range of activities, events, games, and adventures, NYLT participants will work and play together as they put into action the best that Scouting has to offer.

Scouts BSA members (male and female) must be First Class rank or above and at least 13 years old. They must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills (ILS) for troop or crew.

Venturers and Sea Scouts (male and female) must be 14 years old. They must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews or Ships. It is recommended that they have had at least one year of camping experience. While NYLT is not an outdoor skills course, it is important that each participant have basic camping and outdoor cooking experience.


  • The course is $260 per participant and includes all food and materials. 
  • Fees are due 30 days before the start of course.
  • Early bird fee is $235 (if paid 45 days prior to the start of the session.)
  • A deposit of $50 per participant is required to hold a spot.
  • There will be a $20 out of council surcharge.  

Scholarship are available: Application must be received by May 15th (June course).

Mark D. Van Matre NYLT Scholarship

When & Where
NYLT Week-long Course 2021
Camp Krietenstein
Sunday 06-13-2021 1:00 PM ET to
Saturday 06-19-2021 4:00 PM ET Past
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