National Youth Leadership Training 2023

2023 National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)


December 27, 2023 - January 1, 2024 at the Tanah Keeta Scout Reservation

NYLT is the premier youth leadership development training offered by the Boy Scouts of America!

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an intense six-day, five-night course held at Tanah Keeta Scout Reservation.  NYLT gives Scouts, Venturers, and Sea Scouts methods, skills, and experiences to become better leaders in their unit. The course centers around the concepts of what a leader must be, what he/she must know, and what he/she must do – with a clear focus on how to accomplish all this. NYLT courses are limited to 48 participants.

Directions for Registering:
1. Register and Pay using the red button at the bottom of the page.
2. Fill out Application: Participant (found under Resources - it is an online form linked here)
3. Have parent fill out Parent Approval (found under Resources - it is an online form linked here)
4. Have Unit Leader fill out Leader Approval (found under Resources - it is an online form linked here)

Spaces for the NYLT Course are limited, register early to reserve a spot!

Participants must:

  • Be at least 13 years old
  • Completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST)
  • Be at least First Class in rank (for Venturers, have an equivalent level of camping and outdoor skills)
  • Have Scoutmaster/Crew Advisor approval
  • Be willing to behave in accordance with the Scout Oath and Scout Law at N.Y.L.T.
  • Be Prepared mentally, emotionally, and physically to handle a week of N.Y.L.T.
  • Be in attendance for the entire course.

Participants should:

  • Have taken part in at least 1 (ideally 2+) weeks of resident Scout camp
  • Be a “credit” to their unit—dedicated, conscientious, and responsible
  • Be serving in, or about to serve in, a significant troop or crew leadership role
  • Have good basic camping and outdoor skills
  • Want to attend

Participants should NOT:

  • Be those with significant homesickness issues or discipline problems
  • Be Scouts who have never camped without a parent present

Participants, who create problems for themselves or others by not following program rules, or by violations of law or of the Scout Oath or Scout Law, may be sent home at the discretion of the course leadership. No refunds will be given in the event of an early dismissal from N.Y.L.T.

Course Leadership:

Course Director: Tom Sutterfield

Youth Course Leader:  Ryan G

Female Troop Senior Patrol LeaderRachel S

Male Troop Senior Patrol Leader: Luis C

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Facebook Group: Gulf Stream Council National Youth Leadership Training

NYLT 2023 - December 28, 2023 to January 01, 2024.