National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. National Youth Leadership Training incorporates the latest leadership ideas and presents fresh, vital and meaningful training for today’s Scouts. The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership. Built on the legacy of the Junior Leadership Training and Wood Badge programs, the NYLT course teaches the best in modern leadership theories during traditional scouting activities. Dynamic presentations and videos help keep scout’s attention focused on learning and gaining confidence in their abilities.
  • Who is eligible for NYLT?
    • Any Scout, Venturer or Sea Scout, currently registered with the Boy Scouts of America
    • 13-years or older, First Class rank or higher or having completed Crew Leadership Training
    • Scouts should have completed at least one long term camping experience before attending NYLT.
  • What Participants will learn
    • Communications Skills
    • Ethical Decision Making
    • Goal Setting
    • Team Development
    • Resolving Conflict
    • Teaching Others
    • Skills about how to create a vision of success
    • How to set goals and make plans
    • How to solve problems
  • Benefits for YOUTH
    • Learn contemporary leadership skills applicable to Scouting, school and the workplace
    • Develop a Vision and learn Planning skills to help reach goals and dreams
    • Learn how to Solve Problems and Resolve Conflicts when working in teams
  • Benefits for the UNIT
    • Give participants knowledge of leadership, team building and conflict resolution to help them with their troop/unit responsibilities
    • Instill the confidence necessary for them to lead your Scouting unit
    • Provide your youth with skills which complement those of Wood Badge trained adult leaders
    • Enable your youth to run an effective youth-led scouting program – i.e. your job gets easier!
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Due to inclement weather, the Firestone Scouting Resource Center and Valley Forge Scout Shop will be closed on Tuesday, February 13, 2024.