National Youth Leadership Training

Minimum age:

13 & First Class rank and above

E-mail: [email protected]

NYLT Courses - 2024

GGAC Winter NYLT – Camp Herms – Feb 17-19, 23-25, 2024   

Registration opens on October 15, 2023

GGAC June NYLTRancho Los Mochas- June 9-15, 2024 

Registration opens in December 2023

About NYLT

Two Planned Sessions – 1 at Camp Herms and 1 at Los Mochos

GGAC Spring NYLT – Camp Herms – February 2023 – 2 weekends –

Feb 18– 20 & 24 (at 6:00pm) – 26, 2023.

Limited to 48 Scouts with GGAC priority; no more than 2 from same unit GGAC .


June NYLT – Rancho Los Mochos – June 11– 17, 2022

Limited to 174 Scouts

The Golden Gate Area Council has two planned courses which are open to Scouts and Venturers from all parts of the Council and open to Scouts and Venturers from outside GGAC, subject to priority given to GGAC Scouts.


Why go to NYLT

Have you ever wondered how some of the senior youth in your unit seem so well trained? How would you like to know their secrets?


At NYLT, you will learn leadership skills from some of the most capable youth in the state. In NYLT, you’ll form a patrol with 5 other youth and learn lessons together that can make you a better leader. 

What is NYLT?

NYLT is the number one training course for personal development. The course is youth led and stimulates one month in the life of youth-led scouting. You will develop valuable skills for activity planning and communicating with others. You and your team will learn and complete activities working towards your vision of success. The course culminates with a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership, a chance for you to present your newfound skills to your newfound friends.

What you get

from NYLT

You will come away from NYLT with a leadership toolset and the training and confidence to assume a leadership role in your home unit. The skills learned will help you see the bigger picture of how to put the needs of others first in order to be a truly great leader and underpinning all, you will have an understanding of how the remain true to scouting values by using the Scout Oath and Law as a guide when making leadership decisions.

What Happens After NYLT?

Just because you complete the course doesn’t mean you’re finished in your Quest for Leadership. Working with your home unit scoutmaster or advisor, you will develop goals and plans to achieve three leadership challenges that will help you practice and hone your leadership skills. Once complete, come back to the course reunion later in the year where you will be recognized for your achievement.


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