National Youth Leader Training

An intensive, seven-day outdoor training experience for young men and women in support of the Unit Leader's responsibility for the training of troop youth leaders. The course is conducted by the Heart of America Council Training Committee using the Junior Leader Training Conference outline, approved by the Boy Scout Division of the Boy Scouts of America.

The purpose of NYLT is to give participants the confidence and knowledge to run the Unit program; to give participants a basic knowledge of the eleven skills of leadership and help them relate these skills to their Unit responsibilities; to give participants the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with youth from other Units; to create an atmosphere where Scouts will experience Scouting at it's best; to enhance the relationship between his/her Unit Leader, and TO HAVE FUN!

Each conference participant must be either enrolled in a Venturing Crew or Boy Scout Troop and at least a First Class Scout, 13 years old and currently filling a leadership position in the troop or likely to assume one soon. They must also be proficient in basic Scouting skills.

The conference is intended to strengthen the relationship between the junior leader and the Unit Leader. The Unit Leader or one of his assistants is expected to attend the final day's leadership commitment conference, which is on the last evening of the course.

Courses for 2015 will be held concurrently May 31 to June 5 OR June 1 to June 6 at the Theodore Naish Scout Reservation.


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