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National Youth Leadership Training

posted Apr 22, 2019, 9:58 AM by Sapona District
Weekend #1: May 25-27, 2019
Weekend #2: June 14-16, 2019
Camp John J. Barnhardt

Must Attend Both Weekends to Complete Course!

“National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is the Scouts BSA premier youth leadership course. It builds upon the foundation of ILST/C (Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops/Crews). 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. 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.”

Prerequisites Below

  • Must be a registered member of a Scouting unit.
  • Must have a current BSA Health and Medical Record form parts A and B..
  • Must be at least 14, or 13 and First Class Rank.
  • Must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops.
  • Must be at least First Class. (Note: For 2019 only, an exception will be granted for girls registered in Scouts BSA to attend NYLT without first achieving the First Class rank.)
  • Venturers and Sea Scouts (male and female) must be at least 14, or 13 and have completed eighth grade in 2019, 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.

The cost is $200.00 up until April 25, 2019. (Late fee of $225.00 will begin April 26, 2019)

**Course graduates will receive an NYLT neckerchief, Council Shoulder Patch, NYLT Trained patch, NYLT beads (think Wood Badge) and a certificate.**

Fee includes a two t-shirts to be used during the course.

Packing list will be similar to summer camp.

Once registered please send the following information to Dave Jordan and CC George by email: Age, Food Allergies, Unit Number, District/County, ILSTC Completion Date and Shirt Size.

For more information please contact the course leaders:

Dave Jordan, Course Director at or George Boyadjian, Senior Patrol Leader at

Last Day To Register
5/3/2019 5:00 PM

After 4/25/2019 a fee of $25.00 will apply