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National Youth Leadership Training


NYLT is an exciting, action-packed program designed for youth to learn and practice the leadership skills that will help them succeed in Scouting and in life!

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Scouts who have completed their unit’s introduction to leadership course, have been practicing these skills, and are ready for the next level of training should attend NYLT once they meet all Eligibility Requirements.


Scouts must:

For 2019 only, an exception will be granted for girls registered in Scouts BSA to attend NYLT without first achieving the First Class rank; they must still meet age requirements and first attend Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST.)  This will allow new troops to have trained youth leaders.  Girls who are registered Venturers do not need to achieve the First Class rank, but must attend Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC) prior to participating in NYLT.

* Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST), Crews (ILSC), and Ships (ILSS) should be offered through a Scout’s home unit. Ask your Unit Leader how you can participate in this course.


NYLT is not like summer camp and is not designed for rank advancement or earning merit badges.  NYLT is an intense and challenging hands-on leadership training program.  It is essential that NYLT participants be physically, emotionally, and mentally prepared to handle the demands of this advanced training. In order to get the most benefit from this unique experience, participants must exhibit emotional maturity, a positive attitude, proficiency in basic camping and outdoor cooking, and have an ambition to serve in leadership roles.

Behavior at NYLT: Participants agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the Scout Oath and Law.

19-1 19-21 Jan &
16-18 Feb 2019
Camp Snyder
Haymarket, VA
Ms. Melanie Anthony
19-2 16 – 21 June 2019 American Legion Youth Camp
Cheltenham, MD
Ms.Mary Mayonado
19-3 23 – 28 June 2019 American Legion Youth Camp
Cheltenham, MD
Mr. John Herbig
19-4 28 July –

2 August 2019

Camp Snyder
Haymarket, VA
Mr. Cullen Bengtson
19-5 4 – 9 August 2019 Camp Snyder
Haymarket, VA
Mr. John Howlin


For information about specific courses, contact the Course Director above. General inquiries about the NYLT program may be directed to

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NYLT Resources:

NYLT General Packing List

NYLT Scholarship 2019