Greater Saint Louis Area Council - 2023 National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

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2023 National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

Event Details

Grow and improve your leadership skills while following the guidelines of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Scouts earning the National Youth Leadership Training shield are better prepared to interact with adult leaders and face the challenges and demands ahead.

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.

Land Based

To attend NYLT, a Scout must be:

  • A current registered member of the BSA 
  • First Class rank or higher and have completed introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops
  • 13 years old
  • A current or prospective youth leader approved by the Scoutmaster or Crew Advisor

**Venturers and Sea Scouts must meet all of the above but the First class rank requirement.and fall within the maximum and minimum age allowance**
Week 2 Land is male only. 
Week 1, 3 and 4 is female and male. 


Pack & Paddle  

The Pack & Paddle course is conducted in the S bar F Scout Ranch backcountry and on Nims Lake during the NYLT courses. Attending Scouts develop leadership skills, practice low-impact camping, hiking, canoeing and learn the proper use of a compass for navigation.

All participants must stow food, crew gear, shelter, personal items and any other essential equipment in their packs. It’s important to remember, that when selecting equipment, this is a physically demanding course.

To attend Pack & Paddle, a candidate must:

  • Meet all NYLT requirements
  • Be 14 years of age by date of summer camp
  • Pass the BSA swim test (swim 100 yards using strong strokes)

The Pack & Paddle outpost adventure program follows the NYLT syllabus.
Week 2 and 3 Pack & Paddle  is a male only. 
Week 1 and 4 is female and male.

Additional information

Participants receive 2 tee shirts. During registration additional tee shirts can be ordered. 
Equipment list, maps, medical forms, parent letter, approval forms are attached to the confirmation email and are available at 

NOTE: Special Diet Request has been changed from a paper form to an electronic link and will be received in your confirmation email. 

Price:  $305.00 when registered before April 12, 2023

Dietary Restrictions: Within your registration confirmation you will recevie a link to use to report any dietary restrictions. Please report special needs a least 2 weeks prior to the start of your camp. 

When & Where
Session 1 June 11-17
Camp Sakima
Sunday 06-11-2023 11:30 AM CT to
Saturday 06-17-2023 1:30 PM CT Past
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Session 2 June 18-24
Camp Sakima
Sunday 06-18-2023 11:30 AM CT to
Saturday 06-24-2023 1:30 PM CT Past
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Session 3 July 09-15
Camp Sakima
Sunday 07-09-2023 11:30 AM CT to
Saturday 07-15-2023 1:30 PM CT Past
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Session 4 July 23-29
Camp Warren Levis
Sunday 07-23-2023 11:30 AM CT to
Saturday 07-29-2023 1:30 PM CT Past
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