National Youth Leadership Training equips youth leaders to be better unit leaders, and leave young people with invaluable life skills. It will help guide their journey to become true “servant leaders,” able to develop all members of whichever team they lead. It provides life skills for now and the future.

NYLT is hosted at Camp Pirtle during the last week of December every year. Five days and four nights jam packed with hands on leadership experiences!

Participation Requirements
  • Be currently registered as a member of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Be First Class rank or higher (for Boy Scouts) or a Venture crew member.
  • Be 13 years of age by the first day of your course.
  • Be a current or prospective youth leader recommended by your unit leader.
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from Scoutmaster/Crew Advisor.
  • Provide a completed Annual BSA Health & Medical Form, parts A, B & C.
Mission Statement
The mission of National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is to provide Scouts with an outdoor encounter that motivates them to follow a life of helping others succeed based on the values expressed in the Scout Oath and Law. We accomplish this mission by:
  • Creating an environment of learning and fun.
  • Providing a clear understanding of servant leadership in challenging outdoor environments.
  • Providing real life opportunities for ethical decision making, mentoring and living theScout Oath and Law.
  • Applying all the leadership skills taught in NYLT.