National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

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

NYLT is a premier youth leadership training course for Scouts and Venturers.  NYLT offers 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.

Courses #4 and #5 at Camp Baldwin are FULL. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist please send an email to
Participants, please see download section below for Parent letter including more information, what to bring, code of conduct form and permission slip.

Why was NYLT moved away from Camp Cooper?

NYLT Brochure

NYLT Eligibility Requirements

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.
  • All participants must be at least 13 years old there cannot be any exceptions. (Note: Recommended minimum age is 14)
  • Scouts (in Troops) must have earned their First Class rank. For 2019 only, an exception will be granted for girls registered in Scouts BSA to attend NYLT without first achieving the First Class rank.
  • Complete their home Unit’s Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops course.
  • 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. Unit leaders are asked to complete a survey on the participants scout character and scout skills so the NYLT staff can better prepare for the course.

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, 2019: Commitment payment of $65.00 due.
May 1, 2019: Final payment due

Scholarship Opportunities

NYLT Unit Scholarship Details
1. The first two Scoutmaster-approved youth signed up for NYLT in each Scout unit will receive a $125.00 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.

5. This scholarship may not be combined with the NYLT Girls Scholarship.

NYLT Girls Scholarship
As we enter this new chapter in the Boy Scouts of America, Cascade Pacific Council is excited to announce that there are still $250 scholarships available for girls attending National Youth Leadership Training this summer in 2019. Please see eligibility requirements above. This scholarship may not be combined with the NYLT Unit Scholarship. Scholarships will be applied after reservation is made.

NYLT 2019 Sessions:
Course #1 at Aubrey Lodge: Friday, May 31 – Sunday, June 2nd AND Friday, June 7th – Sunday, June 9th. Participant must attend both weekends to complete the course. Course #1 Check-in time will be 7:00PM on Fridays. Check-out time will be 7:00PM on Sundays.
Course #2 and #3 are running simultaneously.
Course #2 at Camp Baldwin: Sunday, June 23 – Friday, June 28. COURSE #2 IS FULL.
Course #3 at Camp Baldwin: Sunday, June 23 – Friday, June 28.
Course #4 at Camp Baldwin: Sunday, August 4 – Friday, August 9. COURSE IS FULL
Course #5 at Camp Baldwin: Sunday, August 11 – Friday, August 16. COURSE IS FULL

Why was NYLT moved away from Camp Cooper?

The actual intended method for running NYLT is that each program be run by its own youth staff mentored by adult leaders.  Moving to five courses run by separate staffs allows the NYLT program to affect more youth both as staff and participants.  Moving the NYLT program to Camp Baldwin allows for each NYLT team to focus on the program and not the infrastructure since Camp Baldwin’s nationally accredited staff is present.  We also hope that units may send their Scouts to NYLT ahead of their summer camp experience.

Camp Cooper use is being developed to handle other future programing including group facility rental anticipated for the LDS new program model and for other specialized new programs to be developed.



File Name Description
Course #1 Parent/Information Letter Aubrey Lodge Download
Courses #2-#5 Parent/Information Letter Camp Baldwin Download