National Youth Leadership Training


Minsi Trails Council offers an exciting course designed for youth and led by youth to learn leadership skills, outdoor training, and teamwork.

What is NYLT?

An integral part of BSA's Youth Leadership Training Continuum, NYLT is the next step after Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops/Crews (ILST/C). The Minsi Trails Council will be sponsoring a one Troop course in 2024 to provide additional opportunities for the Scoutmasters and Crew Advisors to train your youth leaders. The National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) course supports Scoutmasters and Crew Advisors in their primary responsibility of training youth leaders. The Minsi Trails Council will offer the two weekend course in September 2024.

Built on the legacy of past youth leader training courses, NYLT integrates the best of modern leadership theory with the traditional strengths of 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 skills and confidence to lead well. Through a wide range of activities, events, games, and adventures, NYLT participants will work and play together as they put into action the best that Scouting has to offer.

The course is set up to represent a month in the life of a Scout Troop. Patrols experience the stages of team development. Participants discover that leadership requires vision, goals, and planning. Participants are provided a "toolbox" of leadership skills.

The National Youth Leadership Training is an outdoor experience for youth leaders in support of the Scoutmaster's/Crew Advisor's responsibility for the training of Troop/Crew junior leaders. It is conducted by the council leadership training committee using an outline approved by the Boy Scout Division of the Boy Scouts of America.

Important Dates

The two-weekend course will occur Friday, September 20 at 6:00 pm to Sunday, September 22 at 4:30 pm and Friday, September 27 at 6:30 pm to Sunday, September 29, 2024 at approximately 4:00 pm. Nominations need to be submitted by August 9th, 2024.

Attendance at both weekends for the entire weekend is required to complete the course. If you cannot be at both weekends or attend the entire time period of both weekends please do not register since you will not pass the course and you will be depriving another Scout of an opportunity.


The course will be held at Camp Minsi, Pocono Summit, PA.

Directions to Camp Minsi as well as a map of the camp are provided below.

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