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Welcome to NYLT Central

Welcome to the home of Anthony Wayne Area Council NYLT. We’ve gathered the latest information, relevant links, history and frequently asked questions on the NYLT training experience here just for you! Learn about the aims and personal and professional benefits of NYLT, connect with fellow NYLT participants & staff and register for an upcoming course.

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What is NYLT

What is NYLT?

National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

For many years, junior leader training (JLT) was an important part of the leadership training continuum of BSA local councils throughout America. In 2003 and 2004, a task force of leadership experts and hundreds of Scouts in pilot courses across the nation reviewed and tested every aspect of the new NYLT syllabus, which incorporates the latest leadership ideas and presents fresh, vital and meaningful training for today’s Scouts.

The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.

NYLT is a six-day course. Content is delivered in a troop and patrol outdoor setting with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment. Interconnecting concepts and work processes are introduced early, built upon, and aided by the use of memory aids, which allows participants to understand and employ the leadership skills much faster.

Built on the legacy of past JLT successes, the new NYLT integrates the best of modern leadership theory with the traditional strengths of the Scouting experience. 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. Through a wide range of activities, games, and adventures, participants will work and play together as they put into action the best Scouting has to offer.

What to Expect at NYLT
  • Put the patrol method into practice by camping and working as a group

  • Leadership skills development – including listening, conflict resolution and team dynamics

  • Learn games and activities that will work well in your unit, family and profession

  • Develop friendships that will last a lifetime through your NYLT patrol and staff interactions

  • Conduct patrol meetings to plan an outdoor experience and put your plan to the test by camping as a Patrol.

Who May Attend?
  • In order to attend a NYLT course, a youth must have the following qualifications by the beginning of the course:

    • Must be a registered member of a Scouting unit.

    • Must have a current BSA Health and Medical Record form parts A, B, and C.

    • Scouts BSA members must be at least 13. They must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops. Scouts registered in Scouts BSA will be required to earn the First Class rank before attending NYLT.

    • Venturers and Sea Scouts (male and female) must be at least 14, or 13 and have completed eighth grade, and fall within the maximum age allowance for their program. They must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews or Ships. It is recommended that they have had at least one year of camping experience. While NYLT is not an outdoor skills course, it is important that each participant have basic camping and outdoor cooking experience.

    • Have a unit leader recommendation.

Links, Guides & Forms

Links, Guides & Forms

NYLT Contacts 

NYLT Contacts
NYLT Contacts
Questions? Contact Us!
Upcoming Course Contact

AWAC NYLT Coordinator: Bob Coffelt

Council Training Adviser:

Michael Tome


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Course Director: TBD

Upcoming Course Information TBD

Upcoming Course Info
Course Director Contact

Course Director: TBD

Key Dates

Camp Chief Little Turtle

2282 W 500 S

Pleasant Lake, IN 46779

TBD- Orientation,  at AWAC Office

Key Information

Course Fee: TBD

Deposit: TBD

Final Payment: TBD

Financial assistance is available


Michael Tome: Staff Adviser


Course size is limited to 48 participants. Sign up early.

You can reserve your space by going online and submitting a non-refundable deposit of $50

Registration Opens online TBD.


All fees must be paid in full by 

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