National Youth Leadership Training
NYLT Course Overview
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is a six-day leadership training experience for Scouts and Venturers entering, or already in, leadership positions in their home unit. The course design and content has been developed by the National BSA Council and is offered by many councils as a supplement to the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops/Crews. Though our course is intended primarily for youth leaders in Leatherstocking Council, Scouts and Venturers from other councils are certainly welcome!
Leadership skills learned during NYLT would be valuable to youth leaders in any youth program that includes leadership skills development as one of its objectives.
The NYLT Course teaches the concepts of what a leader must BE, what s/he must KNOW, and what s/he must DO. The key elements are taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. Content is delivered in troop and patrol settings with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in fun indoor and outdoor environments.
The course’s six-day schedule parallels the program month of a Troop or Crew. Three model unit meetings, a Patrol Leaders' Council (PLC) meeting in the round followed by daily PLC operating sessions, an instructional campfire, and unit operation using the patrol method show how to create and run a productive program.