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National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

2018 Course at Camp Waubeek

June 10th -16th, 2018

What is NYLT?

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is a leadership course developed by the Boy Scouts of America to enable Scouting youth to lead their units. NYLT uses the methods of Scouting to teach leadership skills. A week is spent in an environment that exemplifies the “best” that Scouting can be and is the vision that Baden-Powell intended. Youth will experience a “Boy led Troop” as the program is run by youth.

The Hawkeye Area Council employs the national program to deliver our NYLT Courses. Our week long course is held at Camp Waubeek. The Course is limited to 42 participants to maintain the quality of the program, so register early. This will be our fourth annual course.

NYLT participants must be Boy Scouts age 13-17, and at least First Class Rank, or Venturers who are age 14-20. Participants should be in a position of leadership, or who will be candidates in the near future. A Scout must want to attend NYLT and have the enthusiasm and desire to participate in this learning experience. Because NYLT requires camping skills, it is recommended Scouts have had at least one long-term camp experience (such as summer camp) in order to attend.

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. Scouts learn a number of leadership skills and concepts. The Scouts 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.


  • 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.

2018 NYLT Course Cost

  • Early Bird Fee: $160.00 per person 
    (If paid in full by April 20th, 2018)
  • Late Fee: $195.00 per person 
    (Full payment is due by May 18th, 2018)
  • Out-of-Council: $195.00 per person
    (Full payment is due by May 18th, 2018)

Take advantage of this great local resource!

Questions? Need a troop reservation form?


Please contact:

Luke Hawkins (319) 521-2292 or [Click for member's page]

2018 Course Director





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