What is NYLT?

In Hoosier Trails Council, NYLT provides participants with the knowledge and skills required to effectively lead a troop program. Overall, participants will walk away from course with greater confidence in their ability to communicate, teach, and solve problems. Our hope is that each participant takes what they learn and applies their new skills at the troop and district level. 

  • The NYLT course simulates one month in the life of a troop within a six-day course, split over two weekends.
  • Participants are grouped together with scouts from all over Indiana into patrols of four to six members.
  • Throughout the week, each patrol develops friendships and lifelong memories as they learn how to incorporate modern ideas of leadership into their own leadership styles.
  • Content is delivered in a troop and patrol outdoor setting with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment. Interconnecting concepts and work processes are introduced early, built upon, and aided by the use of memory aids, which allows participants to understand and employ the leadership skills much faster.
  • The youth staff mentors the participants in this process as they travel on their “Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.” Click on "NYLT Staff Opportunities" to find out why staffing takes leadership to the next level.

The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what they must KNOW, and what they must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive on course as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.

NYLT is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

We run our annual course at our home camp:

Maumee Scout Reservation
12975 W 925 N, Norman, IN 47264

Email the course scoutmaster