National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)



National Youth
Leadership Training 
 July 20th to 25th, 2014
Camp Loud Thunder


What is National Youth Leadership Training?  (NYLT)  
“The premier training course for Scouting youth worldwide.”

NYLT centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what they must KNOW, and what they 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. The NYLT will drastically improve your Boy-Run Troops and Youth-Run Crews.

The National Youth Leadership Training is a six-day outdoor experience for Boy Scouts and Venture Members.  The course represents a month in the life of the ideal Scout Troop or Crew.  Participants will sleep in tents, prepare their own meals by patrols, and will live and interact by the principles of the Scout Oath and Law.

What Is The Purpose of NYLT?
·        To give the Scouts confidence and knowledge to lead their home program.
·        To instruct Scouts in the Eleven Skills of Leadership.
·        To give Scouts the opportunity to work with and learn from other Scouts.
·        To learn life-long communication, organizational, and leadership skills.
·        To experience the ideal Scouting program in a fun-filled setting! 

Who May Attend?
·        Any Scout 14 years old by July 20, 2014, having finished 8th grade.
·        Must be a First Class Scout or the Venturing equivalent.
·        Boy Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts, Explorers and Varsity Scouts.

NYLT is only offered every other year.  Don’t miss your opportunity to master your leadership skills and put them to use in your Troop or Crew. 

To find out more, contact Course Director Walter Hicks at or call or text 563-249-6789 or contact the Illowa Council Service Center or your District Executive.

Click here for more details and to apply.