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 2021 NYLT @ Big Horn course is leadership training experience sponsored by the DAC and will be conducted at Camp Dietler on Charles S. McNeil Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch. Training is conducted by highly qualified youth staff under the supervision of adult advisors.
The course models a month in the life of a Scouts BSA Troop. The training consists of six days of Scouting activities culminating in an overnight outpost camp.
2021 Course Sessions
There will be three sessions in 2021, with the space for 90 scouts per session split across three troops. Registration will open in January.
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.