National Youth Leadership 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. All participants must be 13 years of age or have completed the 8th grade.  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!

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.


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If you would like to serve on staff, please click here for staff application.

  2020 Course Dates

All Sessions will be at Naish

Course A & B: May 31-June 6, 2020

Course C: August 2-8, 2020