National Youth Leadership Training - July 9-15, 2017

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: $259.00
  • After May 30, 2017, total course fee is $295.00

Campership Applications Due by APRIL 6, 2018


File Name Description
2018 Campership Application Submit to Sarah Carpenter at Download
Fact Sheet NYLT 2017 Download
NYLT 2017 Personal Equipment List Download
NYLT Flyer 2017 Download
Refund Policy Download
Position Name Telephone
District Executive, Dunes Moraine District Jeff Smith (574) 289-0337 Email
Team Leader / Office Manager Sarah Carpenter (574) 289-0337 x309 Email
Training Chair, Algonquian Joe Wilfing (574) 323-1347 Email