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

2020 NYLT registration is now open!

2020 National Youth Leadership Training Registration

Click here to watch NYLT’s promotional video.

Click here to watch an NYLT recap from a previous course.


Interested in being part of the NYLT staff?

Get your name in the mix! Use one of the forms linked below to be considered for either a youth staff or an adult staff position for the 2020 season. Applicants will be part of the pool of candidates used to build the NYLT 2020 Leadership team. Application does not guarantee a position on NYLT staff. For those selected, additional forms may be required.

Link to a 2020 NYLT Youth Staff Interest Form coming soon!

Link to a 2020 NYLT Adult Staff Interest Form coming soon!

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.