Important information on the impact of COVID-19 on National Youth Leadership Training
Scouting is committed to keeping kids safe. Unfortunately this means we will not be conducting NYLT this summer.
On the night of June 24, 2020, we received information from our state and local health governments that make it impossible for us to offer NYLT or summer camp for the 2020 season.
As we have communicated from the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, if we were not allowed to offer NYLT in 2020 we will be providing a 100% refund for payments made to the Denver Area Council for camp. The camping registrar will be contacting participant families over the next week regarding your refund. I strongly recommend you consider leaving a deposit for the 2012 Camping Season.
Needless to say, I’m disappointed to not be offering NYLT, but health and safety of all is a top priority.
Thanks again for your support and understanding. I would also like to thank my NYLT youth and adult staff for working incredibly hard over the past year developing and re-developing the NYLT sessions to accommodate all the changes we have faced. NYLT is run by a volunteer team – they are not paid – and give up countless hours to support the program they love. They have done everything in their power to develop a strong Scouting experience.
Check back in the Fall for details on NYLT 2021. We will come back from this and will continue to train the best of the best Scouts in Colorado to become outstanding leaders.
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT @ Big Horn) is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members with the opportunity to learn leadership skills and gain experience they can use in their home units and in other situations that would benefit from a leadership role.
The NYLT @ Big Horn course is leadership training experience sponsored by the DAC and normally held annually at Tahosa High Adventure Base near Ward, Colorado (and for 2020, conducted at Camp Dietler). 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 Scouting activities culminating in an overnight outpost camp.
A constant refrain of NYLT is, “If you can see it, you can be it.” The course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what a leader must KNOW and what a leader must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the team goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.
NYLT @ Big Horn is a six-day course, patterned after a month in the life of a unit. The course integrates the best of modern leadership theory with the traditional strengths of the Scouting experience. Through activities, presentations, challenges, discussions and audio-visual support, NYLT participants will be engaged in a unified approach to leadership that will give them the skills and confidence to lead well. During an NYLT course, team members find themselves going through the stages of team development. Their challenges heighten the team development process, enabling them to use their awareness of the stages to build a highly effective team that can reach its full potential.