Greater Yosemite CouncilTrainingNational Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)         

NYLT requires a minimum number of participants to fully realize the skill delivery of Leadership and Troop functioning that is the hallmark of NYLT.  We are doing a disservice to those that are registered and being trained if that minimum is not reached.  National BSA requires a minimum of 30 for these reasons.  It is also requires that this minimum be achieved 30 days before the course.
Through activities, events, games, and adventures, NYLT participants will work and play hard together as they put into action the best Scouting has to offer. The Scout will learn that leadership requires a vision, goals and planning; learn the stages of team development; and he will leave with a “toolbox” of leadership skills. This National Youth Leadership Training was developed by the Boy Scouts of America and is being offered by the Greater Yosemite Council for our youth leaders.


  • Scouts BSA participants must be a First Class Scout; and 13 years old before June 11, 2023, but not yet 18 by the time camp ends on June 16, 2023. 
  • Venturing and Sea Scout Participants must be at least 14 years of age or 13 years old and completed the eighth grade before June 11, 2023, but not yet 21 years old by the time camp ends on June 16, 2023.
  • Participants will live by the Scout Oath or Sea Scout Oath; and Scout Law at all times.
  • Participants will wear their proper uniform – Field (Class A) or Activity (Class B) Uniforms.
  • Attend Participant/Parent/Scout Leader orientation - May 13, at the Modesto Service Center.  The orientation will begin at 10:00am, lasting 2 hours.
  • Provide a current copy of the Annual BSA Health and Medical Record – Part A, B, and C.
  • Dec 2, 2023 (8:30am-11am): Leadership Training Fundraising Breakfast at the Modesto Scout Center.
Scouting recognizes that Scoutmasters have the primary responsibility for training their youth leaders. The purpose of NYLT is not to assume that role, but rather to enhance and support the Scoutmaster’s role. NYLT is a 6-day-long (Monday thru Saturday) training that features instruction in skills that can be used at home, at school, on the job, and, in particular, at the Scout unit level. We invite you to select your best Scouts, with an emphasis on all your unit leaders, especially your future Senior Patrol Leaders, Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders, and Patrol Leaders to attend NYLT.
He should be in a leadership position or be a Scout you feel is destined for a key leadership role in your troop.  Since the conference will be conducted in a camp setting, it is important that the Scouts have competent skills in hiking, camping, and cooking. Scouts can only participate in this training if they have both their parent and Scoutmaster and/or Committee Chair approval.

The Following trainings are strongly recommended:

Please help support this important training opportunity for your youth that is being provided by our council.