National Youth Leadership Training

National Youth Leadership Training - July 26 - August 14, 2020

National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members with leadership skills and experiences they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

NYLT is a six-and-a-half-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.

Scoutmasters have the responsibility of training the youth leadership of the troop. The purpose of NYLT is not to assume that role, but to support it. Some of the objectives are: to focus on the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO; to emphasize immediate application of learning in a fun environment; to model a month in the life of the "ideal" troop; to provide youth with a toolbox of leadership skills consisting of key course concepts; to operate in alignment with the Scout Oath and Law; and to have fun!

Candidate Requirements

  1. Be at least 13 years old by the first day of the course.
  2. Scouts in a troop must hold the rank of First Class. (No rank applies for crew members or ship mates)
  3. Currently hold, or plan to soon hold, a leadership position in a troop, crew, or ship.
  4. Recommended that the candidate completes Introduction to Leadership Skills (ILST) prior to attending the NYLT course.


  • $50.00 non-refundable deposit due upon registration
  • Total course fee: Coming Soon

Campership Applications Due by coming soon

Download Application

Position Name Telephone  
Course Director Ralph Robertson   Email

  • 2020 NYLT
    July 26, 2020 to August 01

File Name Description
2019 NYLT Flyer Download
2019 NYLT Personal Equipment List Download
2020 Campership Application Submit to Logan Rapp | Download
NYLT ADULT STAFFApplication-2019 Download
NYLT YOUTH STAFF Application-2019 Download
Refund Policy Download
Position Name Telephone
Program Director Meredith Isenberg (574) 289-8017 x319 Email
Program / Field Assistant Logan Rapp (574) 289-0337 x309 Email
Event Chair Ralph Robertson (574) 540-7592 Email