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National Youth Leadership Training

June 2, 2024 - June 7, 2024 at Camp Tukabatchee


NYLT is an action-packed, 6-day training designed to provide youth members of the Boy Scouts of America with leadership skills and experiences that they can use in their Troops, Crews, Ships, and any other situations demanding quality leadership.

NYLT is a combination of classroom and practical “Hands-on” exercises. Participants implement the leadership skills they learn using various activities, games, presentations, challenges, discussions, and adventures.


Scouts BSA youth (male and female) that meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a registered member of a Scouting unit.​

  • Must have a current BSA Health and Medical Record form parts A, B, and C.​

  • Be 13- 17 years old.

  • Have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops.

  • Have reached the First Class rank.

  • Have a unit leader recommendation.

Venturers and Sea Scouts (male and female) that meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a registered member of a Scouting unit.​

  • Must have a current BSA Health and Medical Record form parts A, B, and C.​

  • Be 14- 20 years old. (or 13 and have completed the eighth grade)

  • Have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews or Ships.

  • Have a unit leader recommendation.


The cost to attend NYLT is $225. A $50 deposit is due with your application, but payments in full are encouraged. All participants should pay the $175 balance before March 29, 2024. If registering after March 29th, the cost increases to $250 and must be paid in full at the time of registration.


Mandatory Uniform List

Scouts BSA:                                                                                          Venturing/Sea Scouts:

Official BSA Field Uniform Shirt                                                         Official Venturing/Sea Scout Uniform Shirt 

*Official BSA Uniform Shorts                                                             *Official Venturing/Sea Scout Uniform Shorts

BSA socks (several pairs)                                                                     BSA socks (several pairs)

Official BSA Belt                                                                                  Official BSA Belt

* Participants may wear shorts similar in color to the official shorts with an inseam no shorter than 7 inches but not so long as to extend past the knee.

Additional mandatory items

Canteen or water bottle                                                                         Towels and washcloths  

Personal first aid kit                                                                              Pens and pencils, a small pocket notebook  

Personal hygiene items: shampoo, deodorant, etc.                               Backpack for overnight & daily travel around camp  

Insect repellent                                                                                      Rain gear  

Hiking shoes, tennis shoes, or sneakers                                                Small tent or hammock with rainfly, straps, and stakes 

Flashlight with extra batteries                                                               BSA Handbook

Sleeping bag                                                                                          Watch or clock  

Compass                                                                                                Small pocketknife  

Sunscreen                                                                                              Underwear

Laundry bag for dirty clothes                                                               BSA t-shirts 

NOTE: In addition to what to bring, we are accommodating the participants by allowing them to sleep in the adirondacks during the week. They will need a twin-size sheet for Sunday through Wednesday night, a pillow, and a blanket. Additionally, they can use their sleeping bag and bypass the sheet.  A small tent or hammock is still required for Thursday evening. If using a hammock, a rain-fly is required.

Optional Personal Equipment

Camp chair for use at the campsite                                      A light jacket

Scouting books: Patrol Leaders Handbook                         Extra eyeglasses / Sunglasses  

Camera                                                                                Pillow/pillowcase

Pocket Money 

Cell phones

Participants and staff may bring cell phones to NYLT but must put them away during program activities/lessons. NYLT and the Tukabatchee Area Council are not responsible for lost cell phones.

Items Not Allowed / Banned Items:

* Radios, cd players, computers, electronic games or toys, TVs

* Pornographic materials

* Ax, hatchet, sheath knives, or machetes.


*Staff and participants must abide by the Scout Oath and Law throughout the course. Respect for others is a must. Therefore, all staff and participants will respect peers and adults. 

*The NYLT course is based on Servent Leadership. 

*The Scoutmaster/Course Director has full authority to dismiss from the course, without recourse or refund, any participant guilty of a violation shown below.

Possession of contraband 


Hazing or bullying 

Violent, destructive, or disruptive behaviors

Degrading remarks, name-calling, or vulgar/foul language or actions

*All youth staff and participants must use the buddy system, ensuring that someone knows where they are at all times.

*Any participant taking medications must take these medications to the medic during registration. These medications may be stored in the health lodge and given at the appropriate times by an adult staffer. The participant taking medications is responsible for reminding the adult staff to provide them with their medications. If the Scout can self-medicate, this can be discussed with the medic at the time of registration. 

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