National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is a leadership training experience sponsored by the Chief Seattle Council and held annually at a council camp. The training is conducted by highly qualified youth staff under the supervision of adult advisors.

NYLT is like Wood Badge for youth.  It is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members with leadership skills and experiences they can use in their home units, personal lives, and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

The course models a month in the life of a unit. The training consists of six days of Scout activities culminating in an overnight outpost camp. It is an exciting combination of classroom and fun outdoor activities providing a challenging and rewarding learning experience. 

Participants cook meals and work in their teams throughout the course.  Teams are composed of diverse participants in order to promote individuals making new friends and learning about others.

NYLT is for Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts, and Explorers.  All courses are coed.  Scouts BSA participants will be placed in patrols of the same gender.

Requirements for attending NYLT can be found on the National BSA site HERE

Cost: $275 per attendee

Did You Know: Camperships are available to assist Chief Seattle Council Scouts with the cost of NYLT! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Download the 2024 NYLT Flyer

2024 NYLT Courses:

NYLT Patch

Camp Edward
July 8 – 13
Course Director
Acacia Goldbach

Kitsap County Fairgrounds
July 21 – 26
Course Director
Bill Campisteguy

Can't make Chief Seattle's dates?

Check this list of NYLT opportunities outside of Chief Seattle Council.

Interested in being part of the NYLT staff?

Get your name in the mix! We are always looking for potential staffers to help us deliver a high quality program to our council’s next generation of youth leaders.  If you are a youth, have already been through the NYLT course, and are looking to make a difference, this could be for you!  Contact information is below. 


If you have additional questions please call the council office at 206-725-5200 and ask for the Events Department or email
2x5_NYLT_banner-01 (Medium)