National Youth Leadership Training


Dates: June 18-24, 2017

Location Options:
K-M Scout Ranch (Lewistown, Mont.)
Grizzly Base Camp (Big Fork, Mont.)

What is National Youth Leadership Training? 

NYLT is an exciting, action packed program designed to provide all youth members of the Boy Scouts of America with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

Montana Council is offering this National Youth Leadership Training course which emphasizes the operation of an adult led, youth run unit and is closely linked to the Wood Badge course. The presentations are conducted by NYLT trained youth working under the leadership of Wood Badge trained adults.

Who may attend? 

THIS IS A CO-ED EVENT! This training is open to Boy Scouts and Ventures who meet the following criteria:

  • At least 13 years old by June 30th, 2017, but not yet 18.
  • At least First Class rank, knowing basic camping skills.
  • Currently serving in a position of responsibility (or have the skills and abilities to do so in the future).
  • Be recommended/approved by the Scoutmaster/Advisor (experience tells us that the amount of benefit a participant will get from the training is directly proportional to his/her level of maturity, attitude and focus).

Is the home Scoutmaster/Advisor involved? 

Yes! It is expected that the troop Scoutmaster/Advisor or a designated adult scout leader, will work with the scouts prior to attending NYLT to provide them with the basics of leadership and outdoor skills. It is strongly recommended that participants be graduates of the Troop Leadership Training or the Crew Leader Training.

What uniform are Scouts expected to wear at NYLT? 

Scouts attending NYLT are expected to arrive in their complete official field (Class A) uniform. NYLT T-shirts will be issued for the participants to wear during the conference.

Deadline for registration is June 1st.
There will be two troops of 48 participants. This means that the course will have a limit of 96 participants.

Most of all NYLT-is fun! After attending, most participants list it as their top experience in scouting. The lasting friendships made between scouts from all around the state go far beyond scouting.

Units have the option to choose which location is most convenient for them. 2017 Information will be available by November 1, 2016

Registration Fees and Refunds
The NYLT Course Fee of $250 is due in full prior to the course date, June 21st, 2017, or the applicant will not be allowed to participate in the course. Cancellation requests received on or before April 1st, 2017 will receive a full refund and their place in the course may be filled by a participant from another unit. Cancellations between April 1st, 2017 and May 15th, 2017 will be charged a cancellation fee of $75.00. Cancellations after May 15th, 2017 will be assessed the full $250 course fee. The unit may opt to send someone else in place of a cancellation and the cancellation fee will be waived. An application for the unit’s replacement participant, including a current BSA Medical Form, must be received prior to June 15th or all fees will be forfeited.

Online Registration

 Participant Registration Form

 Health and Medical Form

 NYLT Brochure

 Suggested Equipment List