National Youth Leadership Training

National Youth Leadership Training

NYLT is an intense and challenging leadership course taught by youth leaders.

Participants are assigned to a Patrol for the course and have the opportunity to serve in leadership roles such as Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader. Participants will improve their leadership skills as they have fun learning and playing together.  The course is set up to represent an activity cycle in the life of a unit concluding with the outpost experience Saturday night.

NYLT benefits include:

  • Participants learn leadership skills they can immediately use in their unit and which will benefit them for their lifetime.

  • Crew Advisors and Scoutmasters have youth leaders who can help them ensure a “youth led” unit.

For more information contact Elton Chapman at 

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is the premier council offered Leadership Training program offered for 13 – 20 year-old youth members of Scouts, BSA Troops and Venture Crews. It is a 6-day training course divided over two weekends that is primarily conducted in an outdoor setting for Scouts and Venturers who want to improve their LEADERSHIP skills.  The course will be offered at Optimist Acres (590 Foster Mill Rd, Spartanburg, SC 29302).  

Program Dates

March 29-31 & April 12-14


Complete and return the 2019 Palmetto Council NYLT application along with the fee payment.  You can also pay online using the below link.  

Course Participation Requirements:

  • Minimum - 30 (by 2/19/19)

  • Maximum - 42


In Council - $50 (Thanks to a generous donor, your course will be provided at no cost. We will refund your $50 deposit if you complete both training weekends.
Out of Council - $165

The participant fee, which is due with registration, includes all food, training materials, course t-shirt and NYLT patch and belt buckle.

The Participant Fee is non-refundable but is transferable to another Scout.


  • Age 13 by March 29, 2019

  • First Class Scout or member of Venture Crew

  • Scoutmaster/Crew Advisor approval

  • Must complete Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops/Crews (ILST/C) training prior to attending the first weekend

Annual BSA Health and Medical Record

Participants must provide their current completed Health and Medical Record (Parts A, B and C) by March 29, 2019.