Frequently Asked Question’s

What is NYLT?

The National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting new program from the
Boy Scouts of America. NYLT was developed as the Council component of youth
leader development as part of Youth Leader Training. Units now should train their
youth leaders using the new Troop Leader Training (TLT) syllabus.
When a young man completes TLT, he may then qualify to take the Council NYLT Course.

As an adult, how does NYLT benefit my unit?

NYLT is a departure from JLT and is now synchronized with the Wood Badge Syllabus. Youth leaders trained through NYLT return to their units with the same or similar skills as those taught to adult leaders at Wood Badge. Imagine an adult Scouting leader and a youth leader both trained with the same skills leading a unit. The synergy is there to make a bigger difference in how your unit will function.

What can I expect at NYLT-SILVER Moccasin?

The staff of Silver moccasin is committed to making it a great experience. You will live in a patrol setting of six Scouts; where you will use your skills to lead and develop your team. The week concludes with each patrol developing and presenting their vision of the meaning of leadership.

What will I get out of NYLT?

Every participant will take home the self-confidence, skills, ability, and motivation to lead other youth, through practical application of NYLT skills. You will learn skills such as conflict resolutions, stages of team development, how to teach others, and geocaching. You will set goals for yourself and your home unit, to share with your Scouting leader.

Where, when, is NYLT-Silver Moccasin?

All sessions are held at the East Fork of the Bear Scout Reservation
(located on Highway 150, 33 miles south of Evanston, WY).

The 2013 program dates are the following:

Course #1 held June 10-15, 2013  (Youth ages 12-17)
Course #2 held June 17-22, 2013  (Youth ages 12-17)
Course #3 held June 24-29, 2013  (Youth CO-ED-Boys 12-20 & Girls 14-20)
Course #4 held July 1-6, 2013 (Adult Wood Badge Leaders & Youth Co-Ed (Boys12-20 & Girls 14-20)
                                                       (Envision-Family Camping) 

What is required to qualify to attend NYLT-Silver Moccasin?

  • Boys have completed Troop Leadership Training (TLT)
  • Be in good physical condition (Health and Medical Form Required)
  • Be 12 years old prior to course, but not older than 20
  • Hold a Unit Leadership Position
  • Have completed 5 nights of Scout camping (family camping does not qualify)
  • Youth Co-ED will need to own and wear a complete Scout Uniform including: shirt, pants, socks, and have all badges properly placed.


What is the content of the Course?

The leadership skills are taught through a harmonized blend of the First Class Rank format and Wood Badge leader training principles. All training materials are provided as part of the fees. This is not an advancement camp.

Can anyone from my Troop attend?

Yes, many troops send several boys through at the same time. However, every applicant must meet all of the requirements. Your entire Patrol Leader Council (PLC) may attend.

What should I bring?

Click Here ----> Required Personel Equipment List (pdf format)

     No electronic devices, open-toed sandals, matches or lighters, or other
     inappropriate materials are allowed.
     Any violation may result in your being sent home.
     Knives, with blades no longer than four (4) inches, are permitted.

What are the Costs?

$155.00 covers the cost of food, Program Materials, and a T-shirt for all participants.

How do you interview for Staff?

Staff interviews are held each fall. To be a part of the Youth Staff you must: have already gone through a NYLT program and graduated, be a Star Scout, and be 14 years of age before the start of the course. To schedule for an interview, please contact us at

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