National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)
NYLT is now open to all programs, including venturing youth (male and female) between the ages of 13 and 17.  The course models a month in the life of a unit – three meetings (one each day for the first three days) all leading up to a big outdoor experience (an overnight outpost camp). The course uses the patrol method and presents model Leader Council meetings.

Teams are challenged early in the week to present to the training unit at the end of the week their “Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.” While the challenge is designed to have them go through the four stages of team development, it will help teams and individual Scouts internalize the leadership skills and concepts being presented to them along the way.

Throughout the course, the staff will be modeling the concepts and skills that are the core content of the course. The focus of the course is to impart knowledge of leadership skills to fill the Scout’s “Toolbox of Leadership Skills” and given them an understanding as to when and how to use these skills.

The course begins with the teams finding their team vision and ends with the individuals refining a personal vision of how to take the skills back to their home unit and communicate what they have learned.