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.
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 over 6 days in the summer of 2022 at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation. Attendance and participation at for all 6-days is mandatory.
The fee for the course will be determined later this year and includes all lodging, meals, and course materials. In the past the course fee as been ~$300. $100.00 will be due at the time of registration.
- 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.
NYLT Promotional Video
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.
Staff applications must be received no later than December 1, 2021.
Adults (18+): NYLT Adult Staff Application 2022
2023 Course Director (21+): NYLT Course Director Staff Application 2023
- Prospective Course Directors are required to attend the Course Director Conference (CDC) on October 22-24, 2021. The course is currently planned to be in-person at Camp Alpine, NJ.
A full packing list for all participants will be made available to participants by the course staff.
Registration for the 2022 course will be open on October 15, 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.
Campships are typically available to those families that need assistance. The campership form will be made available later in the year.
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 NYLT SAFE Policy.
If you have questions or would like more information please fill out the Contact Me form below.