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    NYLT StaffNational Youth Leadership Training Staff at Big Horn

    National Youth Leadership Training (aka NYLT - lovingly 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 at Big Horn course operates according to Scouting ideals – those of Scouts BSA 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? For more information please contact or email Course Coordinator Jason Pettis, 720-515-5793. Additional information from Program Team Administrative Specialist JoLynne Conrad, 720-266-2143.

    2019 was a great year for NYLT! See you next year!

    Interested in being part of the NYLT 2020 staff? Get your name in the mix! Use one of the forms linked below to be considered for either a youth staff or an adult staff position for the 2020 season. Applicants will be part of the pool of candidates used to build the NYLT 2020 Leadership team. Application does not guarantee a position on NYLT staff. For those selected, additional forms and fees will be required, including a per-person charge to partially cover meal expenses.

    2020 NYLT Youth Staff Interest Form | 2020 NYLT Adult Staff Interest Form

    2020 Staff Roll-Out

    • October 13, 2019 - SPL Meet and Greet - DAC HQ - 4pm
    • October 27, 2019 - SPL Interviews #1 - DAC HQ - 4pm-7pm
    • November 3, 2019 - SPL Interviews #1 - DAC HQ - 4pm-7pm
    • November 17, 2019 - SPL/Scoutmaster Leadership Meeting - 1500 Ford Street Golden Colo - 1pm-5pm
    • December 14, 2019 - Staff Draft - Details TBD
    • January 18, 2020 - Full Staff Orientation - 6757 Simms St, Arvada, CO 80004 - 8am-2pm


    Week/Session Scoutmaster/SPL Registrar

    Week 1: Sunday, June 7 - Saturday, June 13, 2020
    Course Director: Curtis Letson

    1a Scoutmaster: Felicia Fernandez; SPL: TBD
    1b Scoutmaster: Pattie Nortman; SPL: TBD
    Melaine Heesacker

    Week 2: Sunday, June 14 - Saturday, June 20, 2020
    Course Director: Jim Auslen

    2a Scoutmaster: Randy Bruns; SPL: TBD
    2b Scoutmaster: Mike Duncan; SPL: TBD

    Week 3: Sunday, June 21 - Saturday, June 27, 2020
    Course Director: Russ Larson

    3a Scoutmaster: Mike Hartig; SPL: TBD
    3b Scoutmaster: Ed Tugya; SPL: TBD

    Week 4: Sunday, June 28 - Saturday, July 4, 2020
    Course Director: Mark Field

    4a Scoutmaster: Sarah Ford; SPL: TBD
    4b Scoutmaster: Duncan Shields; SPL: TBD

    Week 5: Sunday, July 5 - Saturday, July 11, 2020
    Course Director: Steve Yexley

    5a Scoutmaster: Heather Graf; SPL: TBD
    5b Scoutmaster: Dean Stephens; SPL: TBD