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Big Horn NYLT patchNational Youth Leadership Training Staff

National Youth Leadership Training (aka NYLT - lovengly known in Colorado as "Big Horn") 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 NYLT 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

Denver Area Council NYLT Staff 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 automatically 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 NYLT participants and All Youth and Adult Staff. New forms are available as of January 27, 2017

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, must be approved by the registrar.


Dates, Scoutmasters and Registrars for NYLT 2017

Denver Area Council will run five sessions of NYLT in 2017 - three in June and two in July.

Week/Session Scoutmaster/SPL Registrar
Week 1: Sunday, June 11 - Saturday, June 17, 2017 Scoutmaster: Tim Brackett
Senior Patrol Leader: Max Wilson
Greg Holt
Week 2: Sunday, June 18 - Saturday, June 24, 2017 Scoutmaster: Mark Field
Senior Patrol Leader: Cole White
Kelli Mathues
Week 3: Sunday, June 25 - Saturday, July 1, 2017 Scoutmaster: Don Tidwell
Senior Patrol Leader: Isaac Clemons
Eric Smith
Week 4: Sunday July 2, 2017 - Saturday, July 8, 2017 Scoutmaster: Jason Pettis
Senior Patrol Leader: Trevor Dine
Heather Graf
Week 5: Sunday, July 9 - Saturday, July 15, 2017 Session Director: Rick White

Scoutmaster (A): Jim Auslen
Senior Patrol Leader (A): Kendall Kinnard
Scoutmaster (B): Mike McAteer
Senior Patrol Leader (B): Eric Brockmeier
Colette Kinnard

Training Commitment and Dates

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

Staff Draft

January 7, 2017

January Training

Training Session Who Attends? Date/Time Location
Staff Development All Youth and Adult Staff January 28, 2017;
TIME CHANGE 9:00am-2:00pm
LOCATION CHANGE
St Lukes UMC Church
8817 S. Broadway, Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80129-2301
St. Luke's is located on S. Broadway 1/2 mile south of C-470 on the west side of the road in Highlands Ranch.

February Training

Training Session Who Attends? Date/Time Location
Trainers EDGE All Youth Staff must attend at least one session (February or March) Session One:
Saturday February 18 in the CAP Blue Room room at Scout HQ 8-12 noon
Hamilton Scout Headquarters
Staff Development Week 1 Staff February 12, 2017
1:00pm - 5:00 pm
Anschutz Outpatient Pavillion (1635 Aurora Ct, Aurora, CO 80045 - go in the main doors and turn left and take elevator C to the 7th floor)
Staff Development Week 2 Staff February 18, 2017
10:00am - 3:00 pm
Genesis Presbyterian Church (5707 S Simms St, Littleton CO, 80127)
Staff Development Week 3 Staff February 12, 2017
1:00pm - 4:00 pm
Hamilton Scout Headquarters
Staff Development Week 4 Staff February 11, 2017
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
First United Methodist Church, Golden
1500 Ford Street, Golden 80401
Staff Development Week 5a Staff February 4, 2017
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Christ Community Covenant Church
6757 Simms St. Arvada 80004
Staff Development Week 5b Staff TBD TBD

March Training

Training Session Who Attends? Date/Time Location
Trainers EDGE All Youth Staff must attend at least one session (February or March) Session Two:
Saturday March 25 in the Deitlier Conference Room at Scout HQ 8-12 noon
Hamilton Scout Headquarters
Staff Development Week 1 Staff March 12, 2017
1:00pm - 5:00 pm
Anschutz Outpatient Pavillion (1635 Aurora Ct, Aurora, CO 80045 - go in the main doors and turn left and take elevator C to the 7th floor)
Staff Development Week 2 Staff TBD TBD
Staff Development Week 3 Staff March 12, 2017
1:00pm - 4:00 pm
Hamilton Scout Headquarters
Staff Development Week 4 Staff March 11, 2017
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
First United Methodist Church, Golden
1500 Ford Street, Golden 80401
Staff Development Week 5a Staff March 18, 2017
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Christ Community Covenant Church
6757 Simms St. Arvada 80004
Staff Development Week 5b Staff TBD TBD

April Training

Training Session Who Attends? Date/Time Location
"Lock In" All Youth and Adult Staff April 2017 TBD

May Training

Training Session Who Attends? Date/Time Location
Optional Staff Development Week 1 Staff TBD TBD
Optional Staff Development Week 2 Staff TBD TBD
Optional Staff Development Week 3 Staff TBD TBD
Optional Staff Development Week 4 Staff TBD TBD
Optional Staff Development Week 5 Staff TBD TBD

Parent/Participant Orientation

All Youth and Adult Staff must attend at least one session to support preparing participants for NYLT. All meetings will be held at Hamilton Scout Headquarters. Sessions are scheduled for:

  • April 26, Wednesday at 6:30pm
  • May 9, Tuesday at 6:30pm
  • May 27, Saturday at 9am

Staff need to attend at least one session, though the more you can be at the better. Plan on arriving 30 minutes before the scheduled time.

What happened to just "Big Horn"?

From the 2016 syllabus: "The local traditional names were phased out for 2009 courses; all courses should be known as NYLT. Joint names (i.e., Brownsea NYLT) are not to be used.". We want to emphasize that participants are taking part in a National training course, and that the course they experience here matches courses run by other Boy Scout Councils anywhere in the United States. That being said, we want to respect and honor our heritage, thus we preserve the Big Horn icons, patches, council strips, and name while on course.

 

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