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 the 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 leadership skills much faster.
Hawk Mountain Council’s 2023 NYLT course will be held on August 6 – 11, 2023 at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation. Attendance and participation for all 6-days are mandatory.
More information about the course, cost, and logistics will be made available once the staff has been selected.
Hawk Mountain Council is currently accepting staff applications for both youth and adults. You may download and submit your staff application to the council office. Details are on the application. We encourage all NYLT graduates to apply to be on staff.NYLT Youth Staff Application 2023 NYLT Adult Staff Application 2023
- 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
A full packing list for all participants will be made available to participants by the course staff.
Registration for the 2023 course will open later this year. Scouts may register using the link below.
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 the course.
Camperships are typically available to those families that need assistance. The campership form may be downloaded and submitted.
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 [Download not found].
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