National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is the premier youth leadership program offered by Hawk Mountain Council. NYLT is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and crews, and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.
2021 NYLT National Pilot Course
Hawk Mountain Council was selected to participate in the pilot phase of the next iteration of the NYLT syllabus. This course will be conducted over two weekends in February 2021 at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation. For information regarding that course, please view the information page.
For information about the Hawk Mountain Council’s regular annual NYLT course held in August, please continue reading below.
About 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 TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.
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.
Hawk Mountain Council’s NYLT course will be held each July/August at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation. The fee for the course will be announced in early in the year and includes all lodging, meals, and course materials.
- Scouts BSA participants must be at 13 and First Class Rank.
- Scouts BSA must have attended Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST).
- Venturing participants must be 14, or 13 and have completed the 8th grade.
- Venturers must have attended Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC).
- All Scouts BSA and Venturers need to have their Unit Leader’s recommendation.
Hawk Mountain Council has an open staff application process for all positions. Selection of the adult and youth staff is at the discretion of the Course Director/Scoutmaster, but all who are interested are encouraged to apply. Requirements for staff are listed in their respective applications.
Adults (18+): NYLT Adult Staff Application 2021
Course Director (21+): NYLT Course Director Staff Application 2021
- Course Director applications are due by October 5, 2020
- Prospective Course Directors are required to attend the Course Director Conference (CDC) on October 23-25, 2020. The conference will be virtual this year.
A full packing list for all participants will be made available to participants by the course staff.
Registration for the 2021 course will be available no later than January 1, 2021.
During the registration process you will be asked for your NYLT shirt size (2 shirts provided) and have the option to purchase additional shirts. Scouts will wear the NYLT shirt during each of the 6 days on course.
If you would like to apply for financial assistance to attend please use the 2020 NYLT Scholarship Application and return it to the Council Service Center.
COVID-19 Update and SAFE Checklist
Every member, volunteer and family must evaluate their unique circumstances and make an informed decision before attending this in-person activity.
We will continue to monitor guidance from Hawk Mountain Council, BSA, CDC, ACA, and local and state authorities on preventing COVID-19 exposure. Information continues to change, and we want to have a fluid plan until the course begins.
Parents, Scouts, and unit leaders are encouraged to read our 2020 NYLT SAFE Policy.
If you have questions or would like more information please fill out the Contact Me form below.