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About NYLT

     For many years, junior leader training (JLT) was an important part of the leadership training continuum of BSA local councils throughout America. In 2003 and 2004, a task force of leadership experts and hundreds of Scouts in pilot courses across the nation reviewed and tested every aspect of the new NYLT syllabus, which incorporates the latest leadership ideas and presents fresh, vital and meaningful training for today's Scouts. 

     NYLT is a six-day course whose content is delivered in a troop and patrol outdoor setting with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment. 

When and Where is it held?

Sunday May 27, 2018 12:00 A.M. through Friday June 1, 2018 8:30 P.M.
Attendance for the entire session is required. 

Avondale Scout Reservation
14433 Louisiana 10
Clinton, LA 70722  

Who should attend?

An NYLT course is ideal for training unit leaders. It can also be a valuable experience for other older Scouts and Venturers.
In order to attend an NYLT course, a youth must have the following qualifications by the beginning of the course: 

  • Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts must be 13 years of age and fall within the maximum age allowance for their program registration. They must be a First Class Scout and have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST). ILST is typically conducted by the Troop.  Additional ILST sessions may be conducted prior to the course for those in need. 
  • Venturers and Sea Scouts (male and female) must be at least 14, or 13 and have completed eighth grade, and fall within the maximum age allowance for their program. They must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews or Ships. It is recommended that they have had at least one year of camping experience. 
  • Have a unit leader recommendation. 
  • Must have a current BSA Health and Medical Record form parts A, B, and C. 

Any significant health or medical restrictions that require program modification or accommodation should be communicated to the adult NYLT staff well in advance for consideration.