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.
All courses are at Camp Pigott.
Requirements for attending NYLT can be found on the National BSA site HERE
In case you have not heard yet, due to the uncertainty of COVID, the Chief Seattle Council (and many other councils in our region for that matter) decided that it is in the best interest of all Scouts, leaders and staff to suspend their summer camp programs for 2020, which includes our three NYLT courses. This is indeed sad news to share, and the council waited as long as they could in the hopes that all agencies they work with would provide some promising news. But it wasn’t to be.
There is hope though! We are not going to let this setback prevent us having courses so we are already starting to make plans for next year.
2021 NYLT registration is now open!
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 contact Dale Rae, NYLT Council Coordinator, or call the council office at 206-725-5200 and ask for the Camping Department.