National Youth Leadership Training


Through a challenging and fun program, Scouts and Venturers learn leadership tools and skills and apply them within the Scouting context throughout the week, so that they can in turn carry those forward into their troop/crew and other aspects of life such as school, family, church, and future profession. Our Northeast Georgia Council NYLT program has become very successful, and past years’ courses have filled completely by early April. We expect a strong interest in NYLT every year. Last year 100% of participants in each course agreed that they would recommend the course to other Scouts!

This six-day-long NYLT course is for mature Scouts and Venturers at least First Class in rank and 13 years old, who want to become great leaders. Potential participants must be approved by their Scoutmaster/Venturing Advisor, and be in a leadership position or have the potential to do so, in their home troop or crew.

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May 29-June 3, 2017 at Scoutland: WEEK 1 REGISTRATION

June 5-10, 2017 at Scoutland: WEEK 2 REGISTRATION

If you are an NYLT graduate and would like to pass on your knowledge as a staff member for one of  the 2016 courses, click here for a staff application.


Adult leaders are also needed to help with the NYLT program.  For more information:  ADULT STAFF interest form

All About NYLT

NYLT Youth Leader

The National Youth Leadership Training Program (NYLT) is Boy Scouting’s premiere youth leadership development program. NYLT is an intensive, fun, hands-on, and challenging week-long program that combines outdoor adventure and classroom instruction to provide Scouts with experiences and tools for becoming great leaders.

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Who Should Attend?

NYLT Participants

National Youth Leadership Training is special. It’s not a week of summer camp; it is not free time; it is not an opportunity to earn merit badges; and it is definitely not a vacation! It will challenge and reward you. Are you ready for a challenge?

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Preparing for NYLT

NYLT Dragon Tails Activity

NYLT assumes that all those attending have mastered basic camping skills. All participants should be familiar with the outdoor camping skills expected of a First Class Scout, including outdoor cooking, knot tying/lashing, and campsite set-up. So what to bring? What not to bring?

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