2021 National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)
National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and other demanding leadership situations.
The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he/she must KNOW, and what he/she 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 in an outdoor setting. Participants learn leadership concepts and build upon them through the patrol method. Through a wide range of activities, games, and adventures, participants will work and play together as they put into action the best Scouting has to offer.
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, 2021, Scouts BSA members (male and female) must be at least 13. They must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops prior to the course date. ILST will be covered the Sunday afternoon prior to the course for those who haven't had the training with their troop.
- Scouts BSA participants will still be required to earn the First Class rank before attending NYLT.
- Venturers and Sea Scouts (male and female) must be at least 14, or 13 and have completed eighth grade, and fall within the maximum age allowance for their program. 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.
- Have a unit leader recommendation.
There is an early bird discount of $50 for the NYLT course. This discount ends March 15, 2021. The cost for the NYLT course is $275 which includes the early bird discout and full price at $325 on March 16, 2021.