National Youth Leadership Training

NYLT is second tier training, for youth leader Scouts, centered on what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO.  The key elements are taught with a clear focus on HOW TO.  The skills come alive with the Meaning of Leadership.   
Content is delivered in a unit and patrol outdoor setting.  The six-day course schedule parallels the program month of a troop/crew providing a real life model for your scouts.    

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National Youth Leadership Training is a six-day outdoor experience for youth leaders in support of the Unit Leader’s responsibility for the training of Troop and Crew youth leaders. Built on the legacy of past JLT successes, the new syllabus integrates the best of modern leadership theory with the traditional strengths of the Scouting experience. 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 skills and confidence to lead well. Through a wide range of activities, events, games, and adventures, NYLT participants will work and play together as they put into action the best that Scouting has to offer. The Chickasaw Council, using a nationally approved outline under the leadership of quality volunteers, conducts the training. 

Training Objectives

This training gives participants:

  • The confidence and knowledge to run the Troop or Crew program.
  • A working knowledge of the skills needed for leadership and help the Scouts relate these skills in their unit responsibility.
  • The opportunity to share ideas and experiences with Scouts from other units.
  • The creation of an atmosphere where Scouts will experience Scouting at its best.
  • The enhancement of the relationship between the participant and his or her unit adult leadership.
  • The opportunity to have fun.

Who May Attend

Those at least age 13 of age 30 days prior to selected course.  The Training will be open to Boy Scouts and Venturers who meet the following criteria:

  • At least First Class rank (Boy Scout) or (Venturers) with at least 1 year in a Crew.
  • Currently serving in a Troop/Crew position of responsibility (or have the skills and abilities to do so in the future).
  • Previous long-term camping experience.
  • Has completed Troop level TLT or Venturing VLSC course (this is a requirement).
  • Recommended/approved by his Scoutmaster/Crew Advisor (experience tells us that the amount of benefit a young person will get from the course is directly proportional to his or her level of maturity, attitude and focus).

Is the Home Scoutmaster/Crew Advisor Involved?

Very much so. It is expected that the Scoutmaster/Crew Advisor, or other designated adult Scout leader, works with the Scouts prior to the training to provide them with the basics of leadership. There are certain outdoor skills that need to be mastered prior to coming to camp. It is required that participants be graduates of the Troop Leader Training (TLT) or Crew Leader Training (CLT). The leader’s role is critical to the success of the youth Scout leader in implementing his or her goals.

What Scouts Need To Bring

All Scouts need to bring a current “Annual Health and Medical Record” (same one used for Kia Kima). This form is available at under the “For Leaders", "Downloadable Forms” page/s. Each Scout needs a complete "Class A" uniform (no exceptions) and general camping items, including a mess kit, water bottle, a camp chair and a tent they can carry on an overnight trip. Participants will be sleeping in canvas wall tents with cots except for the evening of the overnighter. It is recommended that they have a backpack for the overnight trip and all other gear can be left in camp.