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 week 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 Thursday 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 Robert Mercer.    

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is the premier council offered Leadership Training program offered for 13 – 20 year-old youth members of Boy Scout Troops and Venture Crews. It is a 6-day training course 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

July 8-13, 2018
Registration – 12:00pm on Sunday, July 8
Program ends – 6:30pm on Friday, July 13


Complete and return the 2018 Palmetto Council NYLT Registration Form along with the fee payment.  You can also pay online using the below link.  Course registration is reserved for Palmetto Council youth until 4/15/2018 at which time registrations will be accepted from all councils.  Out-of-council youth may register before 4/15/18, but will be placed on a waiting list.

Course Participation Requirements:

  • Minimum - 30 (by 6/8/18)
  • Maximum - 48


In-Council:  $240
Out-of-Council:  $250

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 July 8, 2018 
  • First Class Scout or member of Venture Crew
  • Scoutmaster/Crew Advisor approval

Annual BSA Health and Medical Record

Participants must provide their current completed Health and Medical Record (Parts A, B and C) by June 8, 2018.