National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is the BSA’s premier youth leadership development program at the Council level. It’s an exciting 6-day program designed for youth to learn leadership skills that will help them succeed in Scouting and in life.
Registering for NYLT is on a “wait list” approach to avoid participants registering and paying without Scoutmaster recommendation. Here’s how wait list registration works:
Registration is complete when participants are fully paid and have submitted Code of Conduct and complete Health Form.
Scouts who have held leadership roles in their unit and are expected to advance to more senior leadership positions. Participants must be mature enough to spend a week away from their home unit and family.
* Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST), Crews (ILSC), and Ships (ILSS) should be offered through a Scout’s home unit. Ask your Unit Leader how you can participate in this course.
NYLT is an inspiring, fast-paced mix of learning leadership and team-building skills and putting those skills into practice. Concepts are on par with Wood Badge and corporate programs, in an exciting, fun outdoor Scouting environment geared toward teens. The course is designed to mimic a month in the life of a Troop, Crew, or Ship, from planning to going on a major event or campout. NYLT is not like summer camp and doesn’t include most summer camp activities, rank advancement, or earning merit badges. It is essential that NYLT participants be physically, emotionally, and mentally prepared to handle the demands of this advanced training. In order to get the most benefit from this unique experience, participants must exhibit emotional maturity, a positive attitude, proficiency in basic camping and outdoor cooking, and have an ambition to serve in leadership roles.
Participants agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the Scout Oath and Law, Youth Protection requirements, and the Guide to Safe Scouting. They must be committed to their own personal growth, contributing to a healthy and safe environment on course, and to the overall success of other participants.
For specific questions about the course or the NYLT program overall, contact Course Director Jeff Seiser, [email protected].
Financial assistance is available.
Camp Workcoeman is located in the hills of northwest Connecticut in scenic New Hartford and Barkhamsted. The camp consists of approximately 427 acres on the shore of beautiful West Hill Pond, possibly the cleanest in Connecticut.
Established in 1924, it is one of the oldest continuously operated Scout camps in the country. For 99 years, thousands of Scouts and Scouters have had unforgettable Scouting experiences at Camp Workcoeman. This fine tradition of Scouting continues today.