National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

Youth often struggle leading their peers.  National Youth Leadership Training gives youth the knowledge, skills and confidence to Lead.

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Click here for 2018 NYLT Parent and Information Letter

NYLT is a premier youth leadership training course for Scouts and Venturers who are at least 13 at the beginning date of the training session and must be at least First Class or Venturers who have First Class skills. (Note: Recommended age is 14)  NYLT is an exciting, action-based program designed to provide youth members of the BSA with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units 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. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership. These learning objectives are integrated with those of Wood Badge, so troops that send Scouts to NYLT and adults to Wood Badge will find they work better together because they've learned similar concepts and leadership skills.

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.


At time of reservation:  $10.00 non-refundable deposit due.
March 1, 2018: $65.00 commitment payment due.
May 1, 2018: Payment in full due.

Scholarship Details:
1. The first two Scoutmaster-approved youth signed up for NYLT in each Scout unit will receive a $120.00 scholarship. Scoutmasters may submit their approval to Carrie Hutchcraft at

2. This scholarship applies to the first two youth only and cannot be spread across multiple reservations. The NYLT scholarship is for Cascade Pacific Council youth only.

3. Scholarships are applied after the initial registration is made.

4. If a Scout that has received a scholarship cannot attend, the scholarship will pass to the next approved scout in the unit registered (if applies). Non-refundable fees will follow the same schedule as outlined in the refund policy.

Refund Policy

NYLT 2018 Sessions:

Week 1: Sunday, July 15 – Friday, July 20 (Coed)         

Week 2: Sunday, July 22 – Friday, July 27 (Coed) - This session is FULL.

Week 3: Sunday, July 29 – Friday, August 3 (Coed)

Week 4: Monday, August 6 – Saturday, August 11   



File Name Description
2018 Parent Letter Download
Camp Cooper Road Map Detailed road map from Willamina to Camp Cooper. Download
Camp Staff Application Download