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NYLT gives youth the knowledge, skills and confidence to lead.

2021 Cascade Pacific Council NYLT is now full and closed to new registrations. The Oregon Trail Council is offering an NYLT course August 22 – August 28, 2021. Click here for more information.


Leadership Excellence

NYLT is a premier youth leadership training course for Scouts and Venturers. NYLT offers exciting, action-based program designed to provide youth members of the BSA with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

NYLT Eligibility Requirements

In order to attend a NYLT course, a youth must have the following qualifications by the beginning of the course:

  • Must be a registered member of a Scouting unit.
  • Must have a current BSA Health and Medical Recordform parts A, B, and C.
  • 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.
  • Venturers and Sea Scouts 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. Unit leaders are asked to complete a survey on the participant’s Scout character and Scout skills so the NYLT staff can better prepare for the course.

The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what a leader must KNOW, and what a leader must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership. These learning objectives are integrated with those of Wood Badge, so troops that send Scouts to NYLT and adults to Wood Badge will find they work better together because they’ve learned similar concepts and leadership skills.

About the NYLT Course

NYLT is a six-day course. Content is delivered in a troop and patrol outdoor setting with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment. Interconnecting concepts and work processes are introduced early, built upon, and aided by the use of memory aids, which allows participants to understand and employ the leadership skills much faster.

NYLT Course Dates

Cascade Pacific Council is offering three courses in 2021:

Course #1: July 11 – July 16, Camp Baldwin – This course is Full.

Course #2: July 25 – July 31, Camp Baldwin – This course is Full.

Course #3: August 8 – August 13, Camp Baldwin

Oregon Trail Council is offering an NYLT course August 22-August 28 at Camp Melakwa in Blue River, OR. Click here to be sent to their webpage for more information.


$340.00. A $10 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. A $65.00 commitment payment is due March 1, 2021. Final payment due May 1, 2021.

Scholarship Opportunities

NYLT Unit Scholarship Details

  1. The first two Scoutmaster-approved youth signed up for NYLT in each Scout unit will receive a $125.00 scholarship. Scoutmasters may submit their approval to Carrie Hutchcraft at carrie.hutchcraft@scouting.org.
  2. This scholarship applies to the first two youth only and cannot be spread across multiple reservations. The NYLT scholarship is for Cascade Pacific Council youth only.
  3. Scholarships are applied after the initial registration is made.
  4. If a Scout that has received a scholarship cannot attend, the scholarship will pass to the next approved scout in the unit registered (if applies). Non-refundable fees will follow the same schedule as outlined in the refund policy.
  5. This scholarship may not be combined with the NYLT Girls Scholarship.
  6. Camp Scholarships: Families that need assistance attending camp may click fill out a Camp Scholarship Application. Cascade Pacific Council youth may apply for assistance for one (1) Resident Camp, Day Camp, NYLT or Horse Trek per year.

$250 NYLT Girls Scholarship
Cascade Pacific Council is excited to announce that $250 scholarships are still available for girls attending the National Youth Leadership Training. Please see eligibility requirements above. This scholarship may not be combined with the NYLT Unit Scholarship. Scholarships will be applied after reservation is made.

Refund Policy

Planning and purchasing for NYLT happens long before camp begins and is based on your reservation of spaces at camp.

Consequently, refunds are made as follows:

Cancellations on or before May 1st: all fees paid are transferable within the reservation. If the entire reservation is cancelled, the $10 per scout is forfeited.

Cancellations between May 1st and two weeks of your camp date: a refund of all fees paid, less $75 per scout for NYLT is made. Within two weeks of NYLT, no refunds are made unless the scout in question finds themselves in one of the following circumstances;
A) Family moves out of council due to an unforeseen situation.
B) There is a death or serious illness in the immediate family requiring their attendance.
C) Scout becomes ill and is unable to attend camp.
Last minute cancellations due to chronic conditions may not met the criteria of becoming ill.

If a refund is granted, it will be for fees paid minus the original deposit and family commitment payment totaling $75.. A Refund Request form must be submitted during the time of NYLT session or no later than 9/15/2021.


David Loseke, NYLT Course Advisor

Carrie Hutchcraft, Program Assistant