National Youth Leadership Training

2015 NYLT Flyer | NYLT Incentive Information and Form

NYLT has concluded for 2015. Thank you to all of the scouts, venturers, adult and youth staff for making this year such a success. We had 500 youth attend NYLT this year and gain valuable leadership experience while having a blast at Camp Sakima. Remember to check the NYLT Incentive information (link at top of page) to see if your troop or crew qualifies for the incentive. This form is due to the MacArthur Service Center, 4568 West Pine Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63108, by August 31, 2015.

Through this weeklong outdoor training, male and female Scouts grow and improve their leadership skills while following the guidelines of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. NYLT is a conducted during summer camp.

Scouts earning the NYLT shield are better prepared to interact with adult leaders and face the challenges and demands ahead. This course is offered to both male and female scouts.

To attend NYLT, a Scout must be

  • A current registered member of the BSA who has attended long-term Boy Scout camp for a minimum of two years
  • First Class rank or higher
  • Twelve years old
  • A member of a troop whose Scoutmaster has completed the adult Boy Scout Leader Basic Training Course
  • A current or prospective youth leader approved by the Scoutmaster

Venturing participants must meet all of the above but the First class rank requirement.

A scout need only attend one of these weeks to successfully complete the NYLT course. A Scout must be at camp for the entire week to complete the program.

For scouts and venturers that are registered to attend NYLT in 2015, please click on the links below for more information regarding your course. Only scouts and venturers registered for the Pack and Paddle program need to use the Pack and Paddle list.

NYLT Land Based Equipment List & Map
NYLT Pack & Paddle Equipment List & Map




Staff Interviews will be held on December 22nd and 23rd at the MacArthur Service Center, 4568 West Pine Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63108. Exact times and the application will be posted soon. Scouts do not need to schedule an appointment for the interview.

NYLT staff is a terrific opportunity for graduates of the NYLT program to master their leadership skills while having a ton of fun and building bonds with other Scouts on staff.

Scouts on NYLT Staff are responsible for running the program at their respective weeks. The only requirement to be on NYLT staff is to successfully complete an NYLT course (The “15 and Eagle” requirement applies only to Camp Staff).

All staff members must work at least one week of NYLT this summer and will be required to be there for the full duration. Be sure you check which weeks you can staff and pick one that works for you.

Every Scout applying for staff, whether new or returning, must fill out an application and also complete an interview with the Youth Directors.

2016 Staff Development Dates:
– February 19-20, 2016 – Emerson Center, Beaumont Scout Reservation
– March 18-19, 2016 – Emerson Center, Beaumont Scout Reservation
– April 15-16, 2016 – Emerson Center, Beaumont Scout Reservation