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National Youth Leadership Training: NYLT 2022

National Youth Leadership Training: NYLT 2022
Registration Begins
3/1/2022 5:00 AM
Last Day To Register
7/15/2022 1:00 PM
21130 Sky Tavern Road
Reno, NV 89511, US
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National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home Troops, Crews, Posts, and Ships and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.


National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is a week-long course that provides youth with leadership skills and experience they can use throughout their lives. Some will apply these skills in their home Troops, Crews, Posts, Ships, schools, athletics, family, careers, or all of the above. NYLT strengthens Scout units, individuals, families, organizations, and the country. 

How is the Course Conducted?

The course is led and conducted by youth who were participants in previous NYLT courses. The NYLT youth staff are trained and supervised by well-trained adults, many of whom have completed Wood Badge training. The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he/she must KNOW, and what he/she must DO. Through fun applications, the skills come alive during the week as the content is delivered in a team and outdoor setting. Interconnecting concepts are introduced early, built upon, and aided by the use of memory aids to employ the leadership skills throughout their lives. NYLT is fun with a purpose! 

What is the Course Content?

NYLT course content is very similar to Wood Badge training for adults, except even more fun! Participants will learn how to create a vision, set S.M.A.R.T goals, solve problems as a team, and learn the four stages of team development. They will practice effective communication skills, resolve conflicts using E.A.R, and learn how to assess and improve their team using Start, Stop, Continue methods. They will practice the learning and teaching E.D.G.E. They will also discuss making ethical decisions and how to value people and diversity with inter-faith services and an environment of mutual respect and the Scout Oath and Law. 

When is NYLT?

July 17-23, 2022 – Participants should arrive on Sunday, July 17th, wearing full uniform. (Check-in available 5:00-7:00 PM. Please contact Maya Keller if there are concerns about check-in time.) They should plan to be in attendance for the entire course that ends at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 23rd. 

Who May Attend?

Participants must be a registered Scout (at least 13 years old, First Class in rank in a Troop) or be a registered member of a Crew, Post, or Ship. All registrants should have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops, Crews, or Ships. While NYLT is not an outdoor skills course, it is important that each participant have basic camping and outdoor cooking experience. Participants should be a “credit” to their unit – dedicated, self-reliant, and responsible. To maximize application, they should be serving in, or about to serve in, a Troop/Crew/Post/Ship leadership role. This course will help strengthen the relationship between the participants, their unit leaders, and their fellow Scouts. All participants must have unit leader recommendation to attend.

Where Will it Be Held?

Sky Tavern is a nonprofit regional center providing exceptional summer and winter outdoor sports training, recreation, competitions, and events, accessible to all. Located on the Mt. Rose Highway, 30 minutes from Reno is the oldest non-profit ski and snowboard training facility in America. Rich with history and charm, since 1948, the lodge is fully functional and able to provide the most memorable experiences.

How Will it Be Safe?

The course will be conducted in compliance with BSA’s Youth Protection and safety policies as outlined in the Guide to Safe Scouting. Current national, state, local, and Nevada Area Council COVID regulations will be strictly adhered to throughout the week. Participants will be grouped together into patrols with no more than two years separating members, and individuals move about camp with at least one buddy, but will sleep alone in their own tents. The course will use the "linked troop" model with separate campsites for male and female troops. Appropriate male and female adult leadership guidelines will be followed at all times. Possessing electronic devices, such as phones, will not be permitted outside of tents. Emergency contact with participants can be made by sending an email to Maya Keller at any time.

How Much, and How Do I Register?

If paid in full by May 1st, the registration fee is $200 which includes all meals, insurance, instructional materials, recognition materials, and facility costs. After May 1st, the fee increases to $225. Each participant must provide his/her own individual camping equipment, including a mess kit. A deposit of $100 must accompany the registration form, with the remaining amount due prior to June 24th. The course is limited to 56 participants, so early registration is highly recommended. Final registrations are due no later than June 24th. (Deposits are non-refundable, but transferrable.) Every participant must submit a completed BSA's Annual Health and Medical Record #680-001 (parts A, B, and C) no later than July 17, 2022. Participants will NOT be allowed to remain at camp without all three parts of this form completed, including the doctor's examination included in Part C.

Who can I Contact for More Information?

Contact NYLT Course Director, Maya Keller (775-745-5026 or



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$225.00 per Participant
$150.00 per Staff
Early Discount
Before 5/1/2022 a discount of $25.00 will apply to all Participant Registrants.
Cancellation Policy
REFUND POLICY Because most of the fees that are paid for camps and events are actually spent or committed prior to the actual camp or event, refunds or activity fee transfers for Council and district camps and activities will be made only under the following conditions: Request for cancellation of a reservation or activity fee transfer must meet one of the following criteria: A: For the use of Council camps, Scouts BSA summer camp, Cub Scout Day Camp, or any overnight camping event, a written request must be received by Volunteer Services at the Council Service Center at least thirty (30) calendar days before the event. B: For all non-overnight events, a written request must be received by Volunteer Services at the Council Service Center at least fourteen (14) calendar days before the event. All requests for refunds must be made in writing and submitted by the person who paid for the original reservation. All refund requests received by the deadline will be processed by the Volunteer Services department, and will require approval by a member of the Council Management Staff. Volunteer Services will request this approval. Refund requests received by the above deadlines, will be processed by Volunteer Services at the end of each session of camp. Cancellation requests received by the required deadline, as stated above, will result in a full refund minus a non-refundable, non-transferable fee of 15%. Refunds will be paid in the manner of funds received (check, CC, etc.) and mailed/ notified to the person who submitted the original reservation. The only exception to this policy is in the case of an emergency, injury, or illness. The exception request must be in writing and verified by a parent and/or guardian. The maximum available refund under this provision will be 50% of the total fee paid by the individual. The implementation of the policy was March 9, 2017. This policy supersedes all previously adopted or implied Refund Policies. If COVID guidelines would prevent the course from happening, a full 100% would be issued to each registrant.