National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

2019 Owasippe Scout Reservation dietary Request Form NYLT

National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units
and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

Suppport the need based scholarship fund by purchasing a limited edition  NYLT Patron Shoulder Patch.  Here's the link:


The Fearless Girl Scholarship, covering the entire registration fee, is available to all female scouts who register for and complete National Youth Training.  Here’s how it works:

An eligible female scout should register through the registration link.  Eligible scouts are 13 and First Class* or a member of a Venturing Crew.  (*for 2019 ONLY, female scouts do not have to be First Class).  There is a limit of 2 scholarships per scouting unit ** (** for 2019 ONLY, this limit will be waived)

Here’s the link:

A deposit of ½ of the registration fee is due at registration.  For 2019, that amount is $140.  There are no forms to complete requesting the scholarship.  A late fee of $50 will be applied to any registrations beginning 29 days before the start of the course.***  (*** for 2019 ONLY, the late fee will be waived for female scouts).  The registration closing dates will not be changed.

The scholarship fund will pay the outstanding balance of $140.  Additional shirts that may be ordered are not included in the scholarship amount.

After the conclusion of the course, the NYLT staff adviser will have a list of the female scouts who completed the course.  Those scouts will be asked to complete a survey for the donors who generously provided the funds for them to attend the training.  Once the survey is returned, the deposit of $140 will be refunded.  Please be aware, refunds can take up to four weeks.

New for 2019

AGE REQUIREMENT UPDATE:  After careful consideration and reflective listening to feedback, the National Leadership Council has decided the age for attending NYLT will be 13. Spread the word to anyone who had decided Summer 2019 was off the table because they were not yet 14.  

For 2019 only, an exception will be granted for girls registered in Scouts BSA to attend NYLT without first achieving the First Class rank; they must still meet age requirements and first attend Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST.)  This will allow new troops to have trained youth leaders.  Girls who are registered Venturers do not need to achieve the First Class rank, but must attend Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC) prior to participating in NYLT.


There are two  courses in Pathway to Adventure Council in 2019.
Summer NYLT is moving to a new home!
Owasippe Scout Reservation in Twin Lake, Michigan!

Course 1

June 16 – 22, 2019

Scoutmaster: Bertha Guzman

Course 2

June 23 – 29, 2019

Scoutmaster:  Janette Barron


Both courses have a bi-lingual (English/Spanish) adult on staff!!

Registration is now open!! Questions -

The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what leaders must BE, what they must KNOW, and what they must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.

Summer 2019 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. Through activities, presentations, challenges, discussions, and audio-visual support, NYLT participants will be engaged in a unified approach to leadership that will give them the skill and confidence to lead well. Through a wide range of activities, games, and adventures, participants will work and play together as they put into action the best Scouting has to offer.