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National Youth Leadership Training logoNational Youth Leadership Training at Big Horn

Be Prepared to Lead the Way

What is National Youth Leadership Training?

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) at Big Horn is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

The NYLT at Big Horn Course is leadership training experience sponsored by the Denver Area Council and held annually at Tahosa High Adventure Base near Ward, Colorado. The training is conducted by highly qualified youth staff under the supervision of adult advisors.

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.

For more information please contact or email Colette Kinnard, 303.570.9372 or Bill Van Horne, 303.870.4375. Additional information from Program Team Administrative Specialist JoLynne Conrad, 720.266.2143.


Who Should Attend NYLT?

Any Boy Scout or Venturer wishing to perfect their leadership skills. These will help in troop and crew life situations.


Eligibility Requirements

In order to attend an NYLT course, a youth must have the following qualifications by the beginning of the course:

Boy Scouts

  • Must be 13 years of age and have not reached their 18th birthday
  • Must be at least a First Class Scout
  • Must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops
  • Must have the recommendation of their Scoutmaster

Varsity/Venturer/Sea Scout

  • Must be at least 14 years old
  • Must have completed Crew Officers Orientation
  • Must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews or Introduction to Leadership Skills for Ships
  • Must have the recommendation of the Crew Advisor
  • Note: It is advised that Venturers or Sea Scouts over the age of 18 should consider taking the Wood Badge Leadership Course in place of NYLT.

All Participants

  • He or she must agree to spend the entire scheduled week participating in the National Youth Leadership Training Course.
  • He or she should have held a leadership position in his or her unit, if possible, or be considering a position in the near future.
  • The Scout or Venturer should be an experienced camper with good camping, hiking, and outdoor cooking skills.

All particpants must submit a 2018 NYLT Medical Packet (available SOON through the NYLT Library). The completed packet must be mailed to the approprate session's registrar (see below).

Do not mail packets to the Denver Area Council. Packets sent to DAC cannot be passed along, and instead will be destroyed. Contact the session registrar or scoutmaster for more information.


Dates, Scoutmasters and Registrars for NYLT 2018

Denver Area Council will run five sessions of NYLT in 2018 - three in June and two in July.

Week/Session Scoutmaster/SPL Registrar
Week 1: Sunday, June 10 - Saturday, June 16, 2018
(Two Troop Sessions)
1a Scoutmaster: Jim Auslen; SPL: Ryan Johnson
1b Scoutmaster: Curtis Letson; SPL: Colton Spomer
TBD
Week 2: Sunday, June 17 - Saturday, June 23, 2018
(Two Troop Sessions)
2a Scoutmaster: Mike McAteer; SPL: Bryan Stevenson
2b Scoutmaster: Russ Larson; SPL: Ana Stang
TBD
Week 3: Sunday, June 24 - Saturday, June 30, 2018
(One Troop Session)
Scoutmaster: Mark Field; SPL: Max Goldenberg TBD
Week 4: Sunday, July 1 - Saturday, July 7, 2018
(One Troop Session)
Scoutmaster: Duncan Shields; SPL: Zach Wilson TBD
Week 5: Sunday, July 8 - Saturday, July 14, 2018
(One Troop Session)
Scoutmaster: Steve Yexley; SPL: Morgan Krasovich TBD

Participant Orientation

There will be three opportunities for participants and their parents/guardians to learn more about NYLT, ask questions, and turn in paperwork. You only need to attend one session. All sessions will be held at Hamilton Scout Headquarters. The sessions will be held on:

  • May 22, 2018 - Tuesday at 6:30pm
  • May 31, 2018 - Tuesday at 6:30pm
  • JUne 2, 2918 - Saturday at 9am

The Scout Shop will be open late to accomidate uniform and equipment purchases.


Cost

One week in the beautiful mountains at Tahosa High Adventure Base is $295.00 per registrant.


Staff Opportunities

Scouts who have completed an NYLT course and adult Scouters are able and welcome to apply to serve on the 2018 NYLT Leadership teams. Access the staff section for more information and links to the application forms.