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Jun 9-14, 2019
NYLT Course 1 (COED)
Jun 10-15, 2019
NYLT Course 2 (Monday Start)
Jun 16-21, 2019
NYLT Course 3
Jun 17-22, 2019
NYLT Course 4 (Monday Start)
Jun 23-28, 2019
NYLT Course 5 (COED)

National Youth Leadership Training




What is NYLT? 

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting and powerful program designed to provide members of the Boy Scouts of America (ages 13 and over) with leadership skills and experience they can use to lead themselves and others. This week-long outdoor experience represents a month in the model life of a typical Scout unit. This course is designed to compliment leadership training at the unit level and is a follow on to Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops.

The NYLT course centers on the concepts of what a leader must BE, KNOW, and DO.

What is its purpose? 
The purpose of NYLT is to support the Unit Adult’s training of the youth leaders. The objectives of the course are to: 
  • Provide a toolbox of leadership skills
  • Relate these skills to leading in their unit
  • Instill knowledge and confidence to run the unit program
  • Enhance relationship between the Scout and the unit
  • Share ideas and experiences with other Scouts
  • Experience Scouting at its best
  • Have fun!

What will Scouts do at NYLT?

Every day is filled with activity. The concepts of what a leader must BE, must KNOW, and must DO are taught, demonstrated, and lived in the out of doors. Immediate use of new ideas is stressed in a fun atmosphere based on the principles of Scouting. Everything we do is applicable to unit leadership back home. Participants are taught by skilled Scout staff members and veteran adult leaders. The days are very full.

NYLT Schedule Overview for 2019 (UPDATED 9/20/2018)

Session 1External Link

Family and Leader Information Sheet.pdf

June 9-14

Sunday, June 9

Scoutmaster Night:
Wednesday, June 12

Check-out & Graduation:

Friday, June 14
*Parents and Leaders - Please arrive to the parking lot by 7:15pm

Session 2External Link

Family and Leader Information Sheet.pdf

June 10-15

Monday, June 10

Scoutmaster Night:
Thursday, June 13

Check-out & Graduation:

Saturday, June 15
*Parents and Leaders - Please arrive to the  parking lot by 7:15pm

Session 3External Link

Family and Leader Information Sheet.pdf

June 16-21

Sunday, June 16

Scoutmaster Night:
Wednesday, June 19

Check-out & Graduation:

Friday, June 21
*Parents and Leaders - Please arrive to the parking lot by 7:15pm

Session 4External Link

Family and Leader Information Sheet.pdf

June 17-22

Monday, June 17

Scoutmaster Night:
Thursday, June 20

Check-out & Graduation:

Saturday, June 22
*Parents and Leaders - Please arrive to the parking lot by 7:15pm

Session 5External Link

Family and Leader Information Sheet.pdf

June 23-28

Sunday, June 23

Scoutmaster Night:
Wednesday, June 26

Check-out & Graduation:

Friday, June 28
*Parents and Leaders - Please arrive to the parking lot by 7:15pm

What you need to know if you are (or your Scout is) attending NYLT:

NYLT is a dynamic program that puts youth in leadership situations throughout the week.  Participants will be challenged with obstacles, team building exercises, and hear from advanced NYLT youth about the principles of leading a team.  Together, Scouts will work with other Scouts from around the council to form a team in their own patrol.  They will meet new friends and learn the importance of being a team player by taking on several leadership roles.  As a patrol, they will camp, cook, clean, and take on a number of exciting adventures as they go through the stages of development to perform as a group.  

NYLT is an outdoor camping and learning program.  Participants will be camping in A-frame tents throughout the week, therefore, all participants are required to bring a folding cot to sleep on.  The days are full, so getting good rest is important.  There are a number of required and suggested equipment items to bring to NYLT.  View the full Equipment List PDF at the bottom of the page or Download the full Equipment List here

If regular medication is needed throughout the week while attending NYLT, the NYLT Staff is prepared and able to accommodate your needs.  All participants are required to complete parts A, B, and C of the Boy Scouts of America Health Form. Part C does require a physical and health professional certification.  Please be sure to bring enough medication, in the proper quantities and in the original containers for the week.  Additional health related forms are available at the bottom of this page for instructions, immunization requirements, and more.  Click here to view the BSA Health Form now





One course of NYLT & one week at Camp Friedlander (discount on NYLT registration)

$100 off the second week


Two or more weeks at Camp Friedlander

$100 off the second+ week


* All Second Week Discounts must be applied before full payment, either by using the discount code or by contacting the Program Administrator at 513-577-7686. Please do not pay the full fee of $285/$300 if you qualify for a Second Week Discount; NO REFUNDS will be given if the discount is not used/requested correctly. If you use the discount codes on both registrations, you will be reassessed the discount and invoiced.

Campership Opportunity

The Dan Beard Council, BSA promotes camping and does not want any scout to miss the opportunity to attend a camping program due to financial hardship. Click Here for the NYLT Campership Application. The completed application is due to the Scout Achievement Center no later than Monday, April 15th, 2019.

Join Us!!

We hope you are as excited to join us at NYLT as we are.  Your first point of contact for additional information is your sessions volunteer ASM of Administration.  Each week's admin information is below.

Course Contacts:
Mark Ihrig, NYLT Committee Chair, [Click for member's page]
NYLT Course Admin: Anne Zimmer,

You may also contact the Scout Achievement Center and speak with Michelle Horner 513-577-7686.

Emergency Contacts:
In the event of an absolute emergency you can contact the following in this order:
Camp Craig Administration Building: 513-248-8595
Mark Ihrig, NYLT Committee Chair:
Frank Burdsall, NYLT Staff Advisor: 513-505-2975,

NYLT Course Forms and Documents

Equipment List for NYLT Participants 2019.pdf

Family and Leader information Courses 1, 3 & 5.pdf

Family and Leader Information Courses 2 and 4.pdf


2019 NYLT Code of Conduct

Permission Slip.pdf

NYLT Health Forms

Health Form_ABC.pdf

Health Form_instruction.pdf

Immunization Requirements-Recommendations.pdf

Immunization Exemption Request.pdf

Do Not Medically Treat Request.pdf

Refund Policy

The Dan Beard Council will refund all but $50 per Scout for those who contact the NYLT Admin at, no later than 30 days prior to their arrival at NYLT. You may replace a registration with another, unregistered scout at no additional fee. No refunds will be given after the 30-day cancellation deadline, except in cases of personal medical reasons as determined by the Council NYLT Course Director.


External Link

 (2019 Staff Interest and Interview Information)

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