Greater Yosemite CouncilTrainingNational Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

Through activities, events, games, and adventures, NYLT participants will work and play hard together as they put into action the best Scouting has to offer. The Scout will learn that leadership requires a vision, goals and planning; learn the stages of team development; and he will leave with a “toolbox” of leadership skills. This National Youth Leadership Training was developed by the Boy Scouts of America and is being offered by the Greater Yosemite Council for our youth leaders.
Scouting recognizes that Scoutmasters have the primary responsibility for training their youth leaders. The purpose of NYLT is not to assume that role, but rather to enhance and support the Scoutmaster’s role. NYLT is a 6-day-long (Monday thru Saturday) training that features instruction in skills that can be used at home, at school, on the job, and, in particular, at the Scout unit level. We invite you to select your best Scouts, with an emphasis on all your unit leaders, especially your future Senior Patrol Leaders, Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders, and Patrol Leaders to attend NYLT.
For a Scout BSA or Varsity Scout to be considered for participation, he must be:
  • At least a First Class Scout
  • At least 13 years old and completed the 5th grade or 14 years old.
  • Not older than 18 by the end of the course

For a Venturer or Sea Scout to be considered for participation, they must be:

  • At least 14 years old and not older than 21 by the end of the course

He should be in a leadership position or be a Scout you feel is destined for a key leadership role in your troop.  Since the conference will be conducted in a camp setting, it is important that the Scouts have competent skills in hiking, camping, and cooking. Scouts can only participate in this training if they have both their parent and Scoutmaster and/or Committee Chair approval.

The Following trainings are strongly recommended:

Please help support this important training opportunity for your youth that is being provided by our council.