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National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

NYLT Vision:

"To provide youth with the information and knowledge they need to become successful leaders not just in scouting, but in life."

The course models a typical month in a scouting unit and reinforces a youth-led, adult-guided model. During the week long course (Sunday afternoon till Friday night), NYLT participants are engaged in a unified approach to leadership that will give them the skills and confidence to lead well. Through a wide range of activities, events, games, and adventures, NYLT participants will work and play together as they put into action the best that Scouting has to offer.

Please encourage the youth leaders of your crew or troop to consider attending this leadership development training.


What do we do at NYLT?

Form teams and learn what it takes to be a leader:

  • Communicating well
  • Develop relationships with other Scouts
  • Developing your team
  • Dutch oven cooking camping
  • Finding your vision
  • Geo-caching
  • Leading/Teaching EDGE
  • Leading yourself
  • Learn responsibility
  • Making ethical decisions
  • Model troop meeting
  • Model troop leader council meeting
  • Pioneering project
  • Preparing your plans
  • Quest for the meaning of leadership
  • Reinforce Scouting ideals
  • Resolving conflict
  • Servant leadership
  • Setting your goals
  • Share information
  • Solving problems
  • Valuing people
  • Worship service



  • First Class Scout
  • 13 Years Old Minimum as of May 31, 2022 
  • Annual Health and Medical Record (Scout Medical from camp), #680-001parts A, B, & C
  • Unit Leader’s Approval

*Class size for NYLT is limited to 56 participants.



For more information, contact Sandy Wood at


Register for NYLT

Black Swamp Area Council
2100 Broad Avenue, Findlay Ohio
(419) 422-4356