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National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

2019 Course at Camp Waubeek

June 9 -15, 2019

What is NYLT?

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is the premiere leadership training program for youth in Scouts BSA and Venturers.  The course is a week-long session of training, challenges, and fun designed to teach Scouts and Venturers how to effectively manage their Troops and Crews.  Scouts and Venturers will learn about effective communication, problem solving, public speaking/presentations, team development, working with adult administrators, and more.

The Hawkeye Area Council course is held at Howard H. Cherry Scout Reservation - Camp Waubeek.  The Course is limited to 48 participants to maintain the quality of the program.

The NYLT course simulates a month in the life of a Troop in a six-day course It reinforces and expands upon Be-Know-Do leadership.  Participants learn a number of leadership skills and concepts. Participants learn about the stages of team development and how to match the most appropriate leadership style with the developmental stage of the individual or team. The course has many challenges for the youth, including its culmination where they undergo a quest for the meaning of leadership.


• Be a registered member of a Scouting unit.
• The minimum age requirement to attend NYLT will change.  All participants must be 14 years old or 13 years old and have completed 8th grade.
• For 2019 only, an exception will be granted for girls to attend NLYT without first achieving the First Class rank; they must still meet age requirements.  This will allow new troops to have trained youth leaders.  Male members of Scouts BSA will still be required to earn the First Class rank before attending NYLT.
• Currently hold a leadership position in the troop or have the potential and DESIRE to serve in such a role.
• Be recommended by his/her Scoutmaster to attend the Conference.

NYLT is considered a High Adventure activity and therefore requires the participant to successfully complete the Official BSA Annual Health and Medical Record-Parts A, B, & C. This includes an examination by a medical professional within one year prior to the course start date. Click Here to Download Official BSA Annual Health and Medical Record Form.


2019 NYLT Course Cost

  • Early Bird Fee: $160.00 per person 
    (If paid in full by April 29, 2019)
  • Late Fee: $195.00 per person 
    (Full payment is due by May 24, 2019)
  • Out-of-Council: $195.00 per person
    (Full payment is due by May 24, 2019)

Take advantage of this great local resource!

Questions? Need a reservation form?

Please contact:

Tim Broghammer

2019 Course Director

Cell: (319) 389-7297






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