2024 National Youth Leadership Training

Course registration will open on December 1, 2023 and close at midnight on February 14, 2024 or sooner if the course fills to capacity.

NYLT is the most advanced youth leadership training program. It is six days packed with fun and learning with the goal of building leadership skills that can be put to immediate use by our youth in their home units, school, and used in their daily lives.

Based on a course outline supplied by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America and delivered by an outstanding, youth-led staff, NYLT is designed to continue the leadership training started at the unit level. It is meant to support and enhance the guidance and mentoring of the Scoutmaster, Crew Advisor, or Ship Skipper while pointing young people toward a higher level of achievement in Scouting and in life.

NYLT integrates the best of modern business leadership concepts with the traditional strengths of the Scouting experience. It centers on the concepts of what a leader must BE, what a leader must KNOW, and what a leader must DO.

Many of the key course concepts in the course are represented as mnemonics or easy-to-remember phrases. These include:

  • Vision—Goals—Planning: Creating a positive future success
  • SMART goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely
  • Planning and Problem-solving Tool: What, How, When, Who
  • SSC Assessment Tool: Start, Stop, Continue
  • Teaching EDGE: Explain, Demonstrate, Guide, Enable
  • Stages of Team Development: Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing
  • Leading EDGE: Explain, Demonstrate, Guide, Enable
  • Conflict Resolution Tool: EAR – Express, Address, Resolve
  • Making Ethical Decisions: Right vs. Wrong, Right vs. Right, Trivial
  • Communication: MaSeR – Message, Sender, Receiver
  • Valuing People: ROPE – Reach out, Organize, Practice, Experience

 

Scouts BSA: Recommended age 14-17 with a First Class rank and previous attendance at ILST required by the start of the course.

Venture Scouts: Recommended age 14-20 with Crew Advisor’s recommendation and previous attendance at ILSC required by the start of the course. 

Explorers: Recommended age 14-20 with Crew Advisor’s recommendation and previous attendance at ILSC required by the start of the course.

Sea Scouts: Recommended age 14-20 with Ship Skipper’s recommendation and previous attendance at ILSS required by the start of the course.

Scouts that do not meet the age requirement, but meet the other requirements can be eligible to take NYLT given that the following waiver is submitted and approved prior to registration.
2024 NYLT Young Participant Waiver

2 Full-weekend course at the Joseph A. Citta Scout Reservation. Both weekends must be attended.

March 15th - 17th, 2024

March 22nd - 24th, 2024

In Council:

$200 if paid by January 1st, 2024. $225 if paid after January 1st, 2024. 
Registration will close on March 1, 2024 or sooner if the course fills to capacity.

Out of Council:

$350 if paid by January 1st, 2024. $375 if paid after January 1st, 2024. 
Registration will close on March 1, 2024 or sooner if the course fills to capacity.


NYLT Promotional Materials

It's important that NYLT be promoted on every level to encourage Scouts to register and attend NYLT. This training is a crucial part of teaching and developing Scouts into the best possible leaders they can be in their unit. We ask that you use the following resources to help promote NYLT:

NYLT Promotional Materials


Scouts that do not meet the age requirement, but meet the other requirements can be eligible to take NYLT given that the following waiver is submitted and approved prior to registration.
2024 NYLT Young Participant Waiver
Leadership is for everyone! Scouts who demonstrate financial need are eligible to apply for our NYLT scholarship to cover the cost of the course. This is only for Scouts in the Jersey Shore Council, but can be submitted by anyone on the Scout's behalf. Applications are due by February 1st, 2024. See the application for more details. NYLT Scholarship Application

  • 2024 NYLT
    March 15, 2024 to March 17