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Big Horn NYLT patchBig Horn Staff

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide all 13 to 20 year old youth members of the Boy Scouts of America with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. Leadership, fun, challenge, adventure - NYLT offers all of those and much more.

Every NYLT course operates according to Scouting ideals – those of Boy Scouting and Venturing. Each participant and staff member is welcomed, appreciated, and valued. Each year we select the "best of the best" from the Denver Area Council to be Big Horn Staff. Are you up for the challenge?

Leadership Positions

Youth Staff

Youth Staff applications for Senior Patrol Leader and/or Assistant Senior Patrol Leader must be completed and submitted no later than November 9, 2016.

All other youth staff members must complete and submit your application no later than December 15, 2016.

Access the Youth Staff Application here

Adult Staff

Adult staff must complete and submit an application no later than February 1, 2017.

Access the Adult Staff Application here

Big Horn/NYLT Store

The Staff Store will open in early 2017. New staff members will receive a "new staff uniform package" at no cost, and the package will automaticallyl be ordered for you. All staff can purchase additional items as desired. Payment will be taken online, or is due at time of item pick up.

Health Forms

Health forms are a requirement for Big Horn participants and All Youth and Adult Staff. Updated forms will be available soon

Please submit the completed form to the records/registrar ASM associated with your week. BSA Part A and B are due by the Janaury training session; BSA Part C & insurance card due May 1, 2017. Late submission of PART C ONLY, may be approved by the registrar.

Dates, Scoutmasters and Registrars for Big Horn NYLT 2017

There will be five sessions of Big Horn NYLT in 2017 - three in June and two in July. 

Week/Session Scoutmaster Registrar
Week 1: Sunday, June 11 - Saturday, June 17, 2017 Tim Brackett


Week 2: Sunday, June 18 - Saturday, June 24, 2017 Mark Field


Week 3: Sunday, June 25 - Saturday, July 1, 2017 Don Tidwell Eric Smith
Week 4: Sunday, July 2 - Saturday, July 8, 2017 Jason Pettis Heather Graf
Week 5: Sunday, July 9 - Saturday, July 15, 2017 Session Director: Rick White
Scoutmaster (North): Jim Auslen
Scoutmaster (South): Mike McAteer


Training Commitment and Dates

Big Horn Staff will require a substantial commitment from everyone. You are expected to make Big Horn a priority and attend all training sessions. Please communicate with your Scoutmaster if you are unable to attend.

Training dates will be posted soon

Parent/Participant Orientation

All Youth and Adult Staff must attend at least one session to support preparing participants for Big Horn. All meetings will be held at Hamilton Scout Headquarters

Dates will be posted soon

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