Boy Scouts of America, Denver Area Council

National Youth Leadership Staff at Big Horn

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.

Interested in being part of the NYLT 2020 staff? Get your name in the mix! Use one of the forms linked to the left 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 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 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

“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information is also available in languages other than English.

To file a complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provided in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”