What is Big Horn National Youth Leadership Training?
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) 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 Big Horn NYLT Course is leadership training experience sponsored by the Dener 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 culiminating on the in an overnight outpost camp.
Download the Big Horn NYLT flyer...
For more information please contact or email Greg Luer or 303.904.9077.
Who Should Attend Big Horn NYLT?
Any Scout wishing to perfect their leadership skills. These will help in troop and crew life situations.
Are There Opportunities to Serve on Staff?
Yes! Here's a link for those who would like to serve on staff, Big Horn NYLT Staff Registration.
In order to attend an NYLT course, a youth must have the following qualifications by the beginning of the course:
Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts
must be 13 years of age and have not reached their 18th birthday
must be at lease a First Class Scout
must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops
must have the recommendation of their Scoutmaster
must be at least 14 years old
must have completed Crew Officer Orientation
must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews
must have the recommendation of the Crew Advisor
It is advised that Venturers over the age of 18 should consider taking the Wood Badge for the 21st Century leadership course in place of Big Horn NYLT.
He or she must agree to spend the entire scheduled week participating in the Big Horn 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 should be an experienced camper with good camping, hiking and outdoor cooking skills.
Required Parent/Participant Orientation Dates (Need to attend one)
Big Horn Orientation - Wednesday, May 7, 2014; 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Big Horn Orientation - Wednesday, May 14, 2014; 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Big Horn Orientation - Saturday, June 7, 2014; 9:00am - 3:00pm
Health forms are a requirement for Big Horn participants and all staff members. Please download your BSA Health Form (Parts A, B, and C), the Parent Authorization and Immunization Form (Scouts only) and the OTC Med Form. Please mail all completed health forms to Colette Kinnard, 9784 Marshall Way, Westminster, CO 80021. Do not mail them to the council office.
2014 Big Horn NYLT Dates
Click on desired week to register:
Week 1: Sunday, June 8 - Saturday, June 14, 2014
Week 2: Sunday, June 15 - Saturday, June 21, 2014
Week 3: Sunday, June 22 - Saturday, June 28, 2014
Week 4: Sunday, July 13 - Saturday July 19, 2014
Week 5: Sunday, July 20 - Saturday, July 26, 2014
Scoutmasters for Big Horn NYLT 2014