National Youth Leadership Training- NYLT

National Youth Leadership Training 

DATES - July 21- 27, 2024

LOCATION - Camp Topenebee, Michigan City, IN

Staff Training Dates: TBD


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 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 the 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 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 the 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 crucial 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 shipmates)
  3. Currently, hold or plan to hold soon, a leadership position in a troop, crew, or ship.
  4. Recommended that the candidate complete Introduction to Leadership Skills (ILST) before attending the NYLT course.


Youth (Y) - $300 (Early Bird price until April 15th)

Youth (Y) - $325

Youth Staff (Y) - $75

Adult Staff (A) - $75

Campership Applications are Due by May 15th

Campership Program 

Camperships are open to youth from families with financial circumstances would mean that a high-quality residential camp experience would be unattainable without external financial support.  The specific financial circumstances of the family will determine whether they are eligible for full or partial support


In keeping with the philosophy of "pay your way," each youth should pay a portion of the fee.  Camperships are awarded based primarily on need.  The more information the campership committee has about the Scout's particular need, the better. The La Salle Council also reserves the right to consider the unit's participation in Council-administered product sales as demonstrating a concerted effort to raise these funds. The family and unit should also contribute to the cost of the camp experience.  Camperships awarded will not exceed 50% of the event fee.

Applying for campership aid must be done by June 15th to allow time for review and response. If approved, the campership amount will be sent to the camp or the National Conference when the registration of the individual is confirmed. Fees will be credited as camp payment in the Scout's name within the La Salle Council Summer Camp Reservations portion of its website. The campership is to a specific individual and is not transferable to other youth. You can find the application below under the Campership Application. 


  • National Youth Leadership Training- NYLT 2024
    July 21, 2024 to July 27

File Name Description
BSA Health Form Download
Campership Application Submit to Dawn Eddins | Download
NYLT ADULT STAFF Application Download
NYLT Personal Equipment List Download
NYLT- Youth Staff Application Download