National Youth Leadership Training

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members (ages 14-18 for Scouts with a min. rank of 1st Class, and 14-21 for Venturers) with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. NYLT is a six-day course delivered in a troop and patrol outdoor setting with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment. 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.

Bucktail Council is collaborating with Allegheny Highlands Council to offer a regional NYLT Course (August 6-11, 2017) at Elk Lick Scout Reservation.  Go here for more information and to register.  Download the Allegheny Highlands Council NYLT flyer

There is a pre-requisite for NYLT which is the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) or Crews (ILSC). The purpose of the ILS courses is to teach Scouts and Venturers with leadership positions about their new roles and how to most effectively reach success in that role. They are intended to help youth in leadership positions within their unit understand their responsibilities and to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities. Click to find these, and other training courses.