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National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is the BSA’s premiere youth leadership development program. It is an intensive, FUN, hands-on, and challenging 2-weekend program that combines outdoor adventure and classroom instruction, to provide Scouts and Venturers with experiences and tools to become great leaders.


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NYLT focuses on the concepts of what a leader must BE, what a leader must KNOW, and what a leader must DO. Participants learn and develop skills such as communication, problem solving, making presentations, team development, working with adult leaders and youth in administrative areas, and ethical decision-making. Graduates of NYLT become senior leaders in their Troop, Ship, and Crew, as well as leaders in their schools, churches, and communities.


The course is led and taught by some of the best youth leaders in Prairielands Council, who are graduates of NYLT and typically have staffed other programs. The adult advisors who assist the Youth Staff are Wood Badge trained with extensive experience in training programs.


This 2-weekend course is for mature Scouts BSA, Sea Scout, and Venturing Scouts who are at least First Class in rank and 13 years of age (or in the eighth grade), who want to become great leaders. Potential participants must be approved by their Scoutmaster, Skipper, or Venturing Advisor, and be in a leadership position or have the potential to do so in their home Troop or Crew. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST ATTEND BOTH WEEKENDS of April 26-28, 2024 and May 17-19, 2024 to receive credit for taking NYLT.


Course fee is $200 if registered and total balance is received by February 21, 2024, $225 between February 22 and March 26, and $250 after March 26. Please consider assisting your scouts with available Unit Committee training scholarships.

How to Apply


2024 NYLT Tri-Fold Pamphlet

Schlolarship Form



Register here:  https://prairielands.tentaroo.com/NYLT