National Youth Leadership Training (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.

The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what a leader must KNOW, and what a leader 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.

Who should attend?

All Scouts BSA, Explorers, Venturers and Sea Scouts who want to become better leaders. Any unit can benefit from a trained youth leader. 



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 allow participants to understand and employ the leadership skills much faster.

The best of modern leadership theory is integrated into NYLT courses 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.

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Position Name Telephone
NYLT Coordinator Stephanie Simpson (405) 627-6199 Email
Program Director Pete Traylor (405) 840-1114 Email
Program Assistant Kathy Zabloudil (405) 840-1114 Email