Southwest Florida CouncilNational Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)


National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) Course

The 2016 Southwest Florida Council course dates are:

  January 9, 2016 – Mandatory Orientation
January 15 - 17, 2016 - (Martin Luther King weekend)
  February 12 - 14, 2016 - (Presidents weekend)

        (Participants & Staff)

         Download the NYLT flyer HERE!

What is NYLT?

National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops/crews and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.  This course is the highest level of training offered to youth by a council.

The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he/she must KNOW, and what he/she must DO.  The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO.

The NYLT course is a severn day course delivered over one orientation day and two weekends.  Instruction is ducted ina partol outdoor setting with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment.

Who May Attend?

Any Scout/Venturer in your troop, team or crew who meets the following requirements is eligible to participate:

  • Boy Scout / Varsity Scouts must be 13 years of age and fall within the maximum age allowance for their program registration. 
  • Venturers must be at least 13 years of age and fall within the maximum age allowance for their program. 
  • Currently serving or will be serving a position of responsibility
  • Boy Scouts/Varsity Scouts must be a First Class Scout.
  • Have a unit leader recommendation.

Where is it Held?

NYLT will be held at Camp Miles.

What is the Cost?

The fee is $200.  There is a non­refundable reservation fee of $ 75.00.  A late fee of $25 will be added if your balance is not paid in full by December 9, 2015.  Registration is limited to the first 60 participants.

Cost includes all course materials, 2 t-shirts, hat, patch and meals.

Is Health Form required?

All participants are required to submit a valid Personal Heath & Medical Record form. Medical forms are only current for one year.  Submit a COPY of your health form during the NYLT Orientation day; please do not send to the council service center.

For more information contact the Course Director :

Steve Shoemaker