BSA’S Youth Leadership Training Continuum

The BSA is committed to developing youth into tomorrow’s leaders.  To do that, the BSA has developed a comprehensive youth leadership training continuum. Youth leadership training starts with Introduction to Leadership Skills at the unit level, progresses to National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) offered by local Scout councils, and culminates with the National Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) offered nationally at the BSA’s High Adventure Bases. The most important leadership training youth receive takes place through continual coaching and mentoring by the unit leader.

Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops, Crews, or Ships

Introduction to Leadership Skills courses are specific to each type of unit. These courses are designed to be run in partnership between the unit’s adult and youth leadership to teach youth leadership their specific role and responsibilities within their specific units. To get a copy of the Introduction to Leadership Skills syllabi click the link below:

Scouting Youth Training

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Who: For Scouts BSA and Venturers serving as Den Chiefs

What: A training on how to effectively serve as a Den Chief and work with Cub Scouts

When: October 12, 2024, or October 19, 2024, 8:00 AM Registration 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Where: Camp Mack Training Center


Pennsylvania Dutch Council Scouts FREE

Out of Council Scouts $25

Registration Information:

Register for October 12 Den Chief Training Here

Register for October 19 Den Chief Training Here

2024 Den Chief Training Flyer

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National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is the Boy Scouts of America’s premier youth leadership development program.  NYLT is designed to train all the youth leaders of a Troop, Crew, or Ship with leadership skills they will be able to apply in Scouting and throughout the rest of their life. NYLT is offered by local Scout councils each year.

For More Information on upcoming NYLT courses see the NYLT page of this website.