National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

Youth often struggle leading their peers.  National Youth Leadership Training gives youth the knowledge, skills and confidence to Lead.

NYLT is a premier youth leadership training course for Scouts and Venturers.  NYLT offers exciting, action-based program designed to provide youth members of the BSA with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

NYLT Eligibility Requirements

In order to attend a NYLT course, a youth must have the following qualifications by the beginning of the course:

  • Must be a registered member of a Scouting unit.
  • Must have a current BSA Health and Medical Recordform parts A, B, and C.
  • Scouts must be 13 years of age and fall within the maximum age allowance for their program registration. They must be a first class Scout and have completed introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops.
  • Venturers and Sea Scouts must be at least 14, or 13 and have completed eighth grade, and fall within the maximum age allowance for their program. They must have completed Introduction to LeadershipSkills for Crews or Ships. It is recommended that they have had at least one year of camping experience.
  • Have a unit leader recommendation. Unit leaders are asked to complete a survey on the participant’s Scout character and Scout skills so the NYLT staff can better prepare for the course.

The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what a leader must KNOW, and what a leader must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership. These learning objectives are integrated with those of Wood Badge, so troops that send Scouts to NYLT and adults to Wood Badge will find they work better together because they've learned similar concepts and leadership skills.

NYLT is a six-day course. Content is delivered in a troop and patrol outdoor setting with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment. Interconnecting concepts and work processes are introduced early, built upon, and aided by the use of memory aids, which allows participants to understand and employ the leadership skills much faster.

2020 NYLT Courses
Location: Camp Baldwin

Course #1 Sunday, June 28 - Friday, July 3
Course #2 Sunday, July 5 - Friday, July 10
Course #3 Sunday, July 26 - Friday, July 31
Course #4 Sunday, August 2 - Friday, August 7


At time of reservation:  $10.00 non-refundable deposit due.
March 1, 2020: Commitment payment of $65.00 due.
May 1, 2020: Final payment due

Scholarship Opportunities

NYLT Unit Scholarship Details
1. The first two Scoutmaster-approved youth signed up for NYLT in each Scout unit will receive a $125.00 scholarship. Scoutmasters may submit their approval to Carrie Hutchcraft at

2. This scholarship applies to the first two youth only and cannot be spread across multiple reservations. The NYLT scholarship is for Cascade Pacific Council youth only.

3. Scholarships are applied after the initial registration is made.

4. If a Scout that has received a scholarship cannot attend, the scholarship will pass to the next approved scout in the unit registered (if applies). Non-refundable fees will follow the same schedule as outlined in the refund policy.

5. This scholarship may not be combined with the NYLT Girls Scholarship.

6. Camp Scholarships: Families that need assistance attending camp may click HERE to fill out a 2020 Camp Scholarship Application. Cascade Pacific Council youth may apply for assistance for one (1) Resident Camp, Day Camp, NYLT or Horse Trek per year.

$250 NYLT Girls Scholarship
Cascade Pacific Council is excited to announce that there are still $250 scholarships available for girls attending the 2020 National Youth Leadership Training. Please see eligibility requirements above. This scholarship may not be combined with the NYLT Unit Scholarship. Scholarships will be applied after reservation is made.


  • National Youth Leadership Training Course #1
    July 11, 2021 to July 16

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  • National Youth Leadership Training Course #2
    July 25, 2021 to July 30

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  • National Youth Leadership Training Course #3
    August 08, 2021 to August 13

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