Timberline NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training) is an exciting, engaging, outdoor, action-packed program designed to provide youth members of the Boy Scouts of America with leadership skills training. BSA local councils offer NYLT under various names. Since 1976 the Utah National Parks Council has called their youth training course Timberline.
NYLT in the past has been called Junior leader Training (JLT). In 2003 and 2004, a task force of leadership experts and hundreds of Scouts in pilot courses across the nation reviewed and tested every aspect of the new NYLT syllabus, which incorporates the latest leadership ideas and presents fresh, vital, and meaningful training for today's Scouts.
BSA's youth leadership training has three phases tied together with a common thread.
What is Taught at Timberline?
The following leadership principles are taught during the training course; memory neumonics are used and reviewed to help participants remember what they learn:
Each of these leadership principles will help instill in participants the values of the Scout Oath and Law.