National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

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For clarification, youth will be formed into patrols of 5 to 8 people (in guidance documents these are called “concentric circles” or “cohort” groups).  Within patrols we will attempt to maintain social distancing and the use of face coverings when distancing is impractical.  Patrols, however, will not interact with each other except at the prescribed 6-foot (or more) distance.  So even though we are a large group, personal contacts are kept at a small-group level.

The course will be cancelled, and a full refund provided if:

  • Pennsylvania (or other government agency) tightens restrictions such that our planned implementation would be in violation
  • Council volunteers and staff are uncomfortable with running the course
  • We do not get a minimum number of 18 registrants for the course

If you or your child are uncomfortable with any of the items listed above, or on the “Implementing COL Guidance for an NYLT Course”, please wait to register for a future course which may have fewer restrictions.

For more information on Council’s response to the pandemic go to our Covid-19 page.

Implementing COL Guidance for an NYLT course[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”Course Overview” tab_id=”bd546432-8c92-8″][vc_column_text]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!

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”Register” tab_id=”1507388324057-2-4″][vc_column_text]Participant Registration:

  • August 9-14, 2020, Nelson Training Center, Musser Scout  Reservation
    • This course just added July 8, 2020
    • Please note that this course could be canceled at a moments notice depending on Guidelines from the State, CDC, and Federal Government.
  • October 2-4 and 9-11, 2020, Nelson Training Center, Musser Scout  Reservation–Must attend both weekends to complete

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Implementing COL Guidance for an NYLT Course  Important information requiring your concurrence as a prerequisite to attending an NYLT course

COL COVID Screening Questionnaire – Must be completed the day of arrival to the course, prior to exiting the vehicle.

CDC – Stop the Spread of Germs Poster

CDC – COVID-19 Symptoms Poster

CDC – Hand washing Poster

CDC – How to Protect Yourself and Others Poster

BSA Social Distancing Poster (Canoe)


NYLT Background Information

NYLT Flyer 2019/2020  Download/print this save the date flyer and share with everyone you know

Brochure–  Download/print this tri-fold brochure that helps explain why NYLT

Staff Interest Survey–  Fill out this survey to let us know you want to be on NYLT Staff.  This survey is for youth and adults.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][/vc_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row]