What is National Youth Leadership Training?

National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

Summer Course 2021

GOOD news! We are partnering with the Verdugo Hills Council for NYLT 2021! Verdugo has a great program and we are truly excited to join them in what will hopefully be an ongoing partnership. The course this year will be a weeklong event (not two weekends) and will be run from Camp Verdugo Oaks.

Dates are June 21-28, 2021
Location: Camp Verdugo Oaks

Questions? Email Michael here.

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This training incorporates the latest leadership ideas and presents fresh, vital and meaningful training for today’s Scouts.

The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what s/he must KNOW, and what s/he must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.

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.

Through activities, presentations, challenges, discussions, and audio-visual support, NYLT participants will be engaged in a unified approach to leadership that will give them the skill and confidence to lead well. Through a wide range of activities, games, and adventures, participants will work and play together as they put into action the best Scouting has to offer The National Youth Leadership Training course if the most advanced training offered by local councils.