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National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

NYLT: Be Prepared to Lead the Way

2018 Registration coming soon

2018 NYLT Schedule 

We will be conducting 5 weeks of NYLT in 2018
Week 1 – June 10-16, 2018- Boy Scout Only
Week 2 – June 17-23, 2018-Boy Scout and Venturing
Week 3 – June 24-30, 2018-Boy Scout and Venturing
Week 4 – July 8-14, 2018-Boy Scout Only
Week 5 – July 15-21, 2018- Boy Scout and Venturing

NYLT Incentive

Have more Scouts or Venturers attending NYLT this year than last year? Your unit may qualify for the NYLT Incentive.

2018 NYLT Incentive Form Coming Soon

Why attend NYLT?

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 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:

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 planning to attend NYLT in 2017, please click on the links below for more information regarding the course. Only Scouts and Venturers registered for the NYLT Pack and Paddle program need to use the Pack and Paddle list.

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

Charting Your Path – NYLT Pack and Paddle

NYLT Pack & Paddle

The Pack & Paddle course is conducted in the S bar F Scout Ranch backcountry and on Nims Lake during the NYLT courses. Attending Scouts and Venturers develop leadership skills, practice low-impact camping, hiking, canoeing, and learn the proper use of a compass for navigation.

All participants must stow food, crew gear, shelter, personal items and any other essential equipment in their packs. It’s important to remember when selecting equipment that this is a physically demanding course.

To attend Pack & Paddle, a candidate must:

The Pack & Paddle outpost adventure program follows the NYLT syllabus.


2018 NYLT Youth Staff Application
NYLT Adult Staff Application

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.

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.

Interview Dates (youth only)

Date Location Time
Friday, November 24* Missouri Baptist Medical Center
3015 N Ballas Rd
St. Louis MO 63131
8:00 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 2 Pine Ridge Scout Camp
1139 Pine Ridge Ln
Makanda, IL 62958
1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 9 Cohen Service Center
335 West Main Street
Belleville, IL 62220
12-5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 16 Ritter Service Center
3000 Gordonville Rd.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
12-5 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 19 Beaumont Scout Reservation
6480 Beaumont Reservation Drive
High Ridge, MO 63049
11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 20 Beaumont Scout Reservation
6480 Beaumont Reservation Drive
High Ridge, MO 63049
11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Please come in your Field uniform or business attire and bring a completed application.

*For returning staff only

Every Scout applying for staff, whether new or returning, must fill out an application and also complete an interview during one of the times listed above.

2018 Staff Development Dates (staff must attend all dates):
– February 16-17, 2018 – Emerson Center, Beaumont Scout Reservation
– March 16-18, 2018 – Emerson Center, Beaumont Scout Reservation
– April 20-21, 2018- Emerson Center, Beaumont Scout Reservation
– June 1-3, 2018- Work Weekend Camp Sakima