National Youth Leadership Training

July 9-15, 2023 @ Camp Workcoeman

August 6-12, 2023 @ J.N. Webster Scout Reservation


NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training) is BSA’s premier youth leadership development program at the Council Level.  It’s an exciting 6-day program designed for youth to learn leadership skills that will help them succeed in Scouting and in life.


This course is NOT full. Please sign up via the Waitlist to register. Make sure you’re one of the 2 Scouts recommended by your unit leader. Scouts will be promoted from the Waitlist to the main registration once their eligibility is confirmed.

Registering for NYLT is on a “waitlist” approach to avoid participants registering and paying without Scoutmaster recommendation. Here’s how waitlist registration works:

  • Click on the green “Waitlist” box to the right, then “Register Waitlist” from the next screen
  • Enter the information for the participant(s) you’re signing up for the course
  • Within a week, we’ll reach out to the participant’s Scoutmaster or unit leader to confirm their recommendation
  • You’ll receive an e-mail notice to go back in and complete registration and payment

Registration is complete when participants are fully paid and have submitted Code of Conduct and complete Health Form.


Scouts who have held leadership roles in their unit and are expected to advance to more senior leadership positions. Participants must be mature enough to spend a week away from their home unit and family.


Participants must:

  • Meet age/rank requirements

ScoutsBSA: Ages 13-17 and First Class or higher rank

Venturers & Sea Scouts: Ages 14-20, or 13+ and finished 8th grade

  • Complete Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops, Crews, or Ships*
  • Be registered in a Scouting unit
  • Have unit leader recommendation
  • Have basic camping and outdoor cooking experience
  • Commit to attending the entire course (no leaving early or during the week)

* Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST), Crews (ILSC), and Ships (ILSS) should be offered through a Scout’s home unit. Ask your Unit Leader how you can participate in this course.


NYLT is an inspiring, fast-paced mix of learning leadership and team-building skills and putting those skills into practice. Concepts are on par with Wood Badge and corporate programs, in an exciting, fun outdoor Scouting environment geared toward teens. The course is designed to mimic a month in the life of a Troop, Crew, or Ship, from planning to going on a major event or campout. NYLT is not like summer camp, and doesn’t include most summer camp activities, rank advancement, or earning merit badges. 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, Youth Protection requirements, and the Guide to Safe Scouting. They must be committed to their own personal growth, contributing to a healthy and safe environment on course, and to the overall success of other participants.


For specific questions about the course or the NYLT program overall, contact JNW Course Director Cheryl Constantine at or Camp Workcoeman Course Director Jeff Seiser at

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Financial Aid is available!