National Youth Leadership Training

June 4 - 9, 2023

Mountain Bayou Scout Camp


What is NYLT?

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


Scouts who have completed their unit’s introduction to leadership course, have been practicing these skills, and are ready for the next level of training should attend NYLT once they meet all Eligibility Requirements.


Scouts must:

  • Receive approval from your Scoutmaster or Unit leader
  • Be at least 13 years of age by course start date. 
  • Earn First Class rank, if registered in a Troop
  • Have current BSA Health Form (Parts A, B, and C)
  • Be comfortable camping and cooking outdoors
  • Commit to attending the entire six-day course


NYLT is not like summer camp and is not designed for rank advancement or earning merit badges.  NYLT is an intense and challenging hands-on leadership training program.  It is essential that NYLT participants be physically, emotionally, and mentally prepared to handle the demands of this advanced training. In order to get the most benefit from this unique experience, participants must exhibit emotional maturity, a positive attitude, proficiency in basic camping and outdoor cooking, and have an ambition to serve in leadership roles.

Behavior at NYLT: Participants agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the Scout Oath and Law.


Early Bird Fee: $200 (must be paid by April 14, 2023)

Base Fee: $220 (must be paid by May 12, 2023)

Late Fee: $240 


For information about specific courses, contact the Course Director above.

File Name Description
NYLT Packing List Download