Important information on the impact of COVID-19 on National Youth Leadership Training
Scouting is committed to keeping kids safe.
For 2020, due to COVID-19 concerns, NYLT will be conducted at Camp Cortlandt Dietler on Charles S. McNeil Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch. Camp Tahosa is not in operation this summer.
Additionally, due to the recommendations of federal, state, and local health officials, as well as the safety standards of the Boy Scouts of America, we are unable to safely offer National Youth Leadership courses at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch before July 4.
We are rescheduling our courses to run in July 2020. Information will be going out to families that have already registered to provide information on how to change their sign-up. New registrations will be slotted into the new dates.
This was a difficult decision for us to make, but as the pandemic continues, we want to ensure we can provide a safe program full of adventure for our campers, leaders, and staff.
Again, NYLT will run at Camp Dietler in 2020 on the following dates:
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 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.
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, Denver Area Council will run four sessions of NYLT @ Big Horn at Camp Dietler in 2020 for the following dates