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.
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 Wood Badge 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.
Questions? Contact Us!
Upcoming Course Contact
AWAC NYLT Coordinator: Bob Coffelt
Council Training Adviser: Steve Higgins
Council Program Assistant: Cody Zimmerman
2020 Course Director Contact
Camp Chief Little Turtle
2282 W 500 S
Pleasant Lake, IN 46779
July 7th 2020- Orientation, 6:30pm at AWAC Office
July 19-24 2020
Sunday Arrival at 1pm
Departure Friday by 6:30pm
Course Fee: $340 Early Bird $310
Deposit: Feb 3rd $50
Final Payment: May 4th $290
Financial assistance is available
Steve Higgins: 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 January 2nd, 2020.
All fees must be paid in full by May 4th, 2020