Be Prepared to Lead the Way
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 held annually at Tahosa High Adventure Base near Ward, Colorado. 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.
Courses are 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.
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.
Denver Area Council will run five sessions of NYLT @ Big Horn at Camp Tahosa in 2020 – four in June and one in July. Each session will feature two NYLT Troops with five patrols each, for 60 participants maximum.
|Week 1: Sunday, June 7 – Saturday, June 13, 2020|
Course Director: Curtis Letson
|1a Scoutmaster: Felicia Fernandez; SPL: Riley Ventimiglia|
1b Scoutmaster: Pattie Nortman; SPL: Gabe Benton
|Week 2: Sunday, June 14 – Saturday, June 20, 2020|
Course Director: Jim Auslen
|2a Scoutmaster: Randy Bruns; SPL: Brennan Said|
2b Scoutmaster: Mike Duncan; SPL: Aidan Plaehn
|Week 3: Sunday, June 21 – Saturday, June 27, 2020|
Course Director: Russ Larson
|3a Scoutmaster: Mike Hartig; SPL: David Burnham|
3b Scoutmaster: Ed Tugya; SPL: Carissa Sigler
|Week 4: Sunday, June 28 – Saturday, July 4, 2020|
Course Director: Mark Field
|4a Scoutmaster: Sarah Ford; SPL: Channing Han|
4b Scoutmaster: Duncan Shields; SPL: Brian Rooney
|Week 5: Sunday, July 5 – Saturday, July 11, 2020|
Course Director: Steve Yexley
|5a Scoutmaster: Heather Graf; SPL: Ethan Montgomery|
5b Scoutmaster: Dean Stephens; SPL: Hannah Rudin
Scouts BSA and Venturers who currently hold a key leadership role in their home unit or the unit leader feels has the potential to hold a key leadership position in the future. In order to attend an NYLT @ Big Horn course, a youth must have the following qualifications by the beginning of the course, per National Council guidelines:
What is the Involvement of the Unit Leader?
NYLT is intended to strengthen the relationship between the youth leader and unit leader. The unit leader is highly encouraged to have a pre-course and post-course conference with the participant to discuss their vision and goals for future success of their home unit.
Code of Ethics
Every course operates according to the principles of the Scout Oath and Law. Each participant and staff member is welcomed, appreciated and valued. There is no room for hazing or for any activities that do not add to a positive learning experience for everyone.
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