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National Youth Leadership Training




2015 Course Dates

(All courses will be held at the American Legion Youth Camp at 9201 Surratts Road, Cheltenham, MD)


In order to attend the course each participant must certify that they have have now (or will have by June 1st ) met the following qualifications to attend NYLT:

• Attained First Class Rank if in Boy Scouts

• Completed Unit Leader Training

• At least 13 years of age (With the Course Directors approval)

   Youth 12 years of age and younger will not be able to attend

• Home Unit Leader approval




 Registration Fee  

$225 until midnight April 30, 2015 then $275 




21 - 26 June 2015 

Course Director

Wayne LaFleur




12 - 17 July

Course Director

Paula Sind-Prunier




26 - 31 July

Course Director

​Randy Wilson













What is NYLT?

NYLT (Impeesa) is the National Capital Area Council’s presentation of the National Youth Leadership Training. The objective of our NYLT program is to equip our young people with leadership skills to help them succeed in their scouting program and in LIFE. NYLT brings together scouts from all over the Council to learn and practice the leadership techniques in a risk free, scout friendly environment. The Scouts learn and practice leadership skills and styles together.


The course is presented primarily using a Boy Scout model as the vehicle which allows all attendees to SEE how leadership skills fit into the scouting program. These Leadership skills are applicable to all scouting programs.


Why Have NYLT?

While it remains the responsibility of the unit leaders to train the youth leaders, this course is designed to supplement the adult leaders’ role in the training process. NYLT skills build on the fundamental leadership skills presented in the unit basic leadership training in their home unit. This training conference has six specific objectives:·

  • To give participants the confidence and knowledge to run their unit.
  • To give participants the most contemporary, successful, and useful leadership tools available and allow them to "experiment” with them to help them better relate these skills to their unit responsibilities.
  • To give participants the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with Scouts from other scouting programs.
  • To create an atmosphere where Scouts will experience Scouting at its best.
  • To enhance the relationship between the participant and their adult leaders.· To have fun!


Remember, "Scouting is a game with a purpose.” — Baden-Powell

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