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NYLT StaffNational Youth Leadership Training Staff at Big Horn

National Youth Leadership Training (aka NYLT - lovingly known in Colorado as "Big Horn") is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide all 13 to 20 year old youth members of the Boy Scouts of America with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. Leadership, fun, challenge, adventure - NYLT offers all of those and much more.

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?


Leadership Positions

As discussed at the January 12 All Hands meeting, all staff - youth and adult - are now considered "volunteer camp staff" and as such need to complete two additional steps - the Doubleknot registration (linked below) and the Workbright onboarding process. For your reference, the presentation made at the All Hands meeting is available here for download.

Youth Staff Registration

All NYLT Youth staff members must complete and submit your registration before being considered part of the leadership team. Registration should be completed before April 1, 2019. After completion you will also need to complete WorkBright Onboarding processes. Both Registration and Onboarding are required to participate on NYLT staff.

You will receive access to Workbright via email, which should arrive two days after completion of this form. If you have not received the email in a timely manner, first check your spam/junk folder, then contact Jason Pettis at jason.pettis@scouting.org Please do not register until you have been confirmed by your session's Scoutmaster that you are to be part of the 2019 NYLT leadership team.

Access the 2019 Youth Staff Registration

Adult Staff Registration

All NYLT Adult staff members (over 18) must complete and submit your registration before being considered part of the leadership team. Registration should be completed before April 1, 2019. After completion you will also need to complete WorkBright Onboarding processes. Both Registration and Onboarding are required to participate on NYLT staff.

You will receive access to Workbright via email, which should arrive two days after completion of this form. If you have not received the email in a timely manner, first check your spam/junk folder, then contact Jason Pettis at jason.pettis@scouting.org Please only register if you are confirmed and committed to be part of the Adult NYLT Leadership team - no "alt's", "maybe's", or "if needed's"

Access the 2019 Adult Staff Registration


Leadership Descriptions

NYLT leadership descriptions are available for reivew. Click a link below to download a PDF for a specific role.

Scoutmaster Senior Patrol Leader Asst. Senior Patrol Leader Troop Guide
Youth Quartermaster Adult Quartermaster Youth Health Aide (Medic) Adult Health Aide (Medic)
Assistant Scoutmaster Adult Support Staff Course Director Council Coordinator

Health Forms

Health forms are a requirement for NYLT participants and All Youth and Adult Staff.

Youth Required Forms

Adult Required Forms

Denver Area Council NYLT Staff Store

You need gear, and we've got it. New staff members will receive a "new staff uniform package" at no cost, and the package will automatically be ordered for you. All staff can purchase additional items as desired. Payment will be taken online, or is due at time of item pick up.

Ready to get your Big Horn Staff gear? The store is now open! Access the store here. Orders will be taken through April 7, 2019.


Dates, Scoutmasters and Registrars for NYLT 2018

Denver Area Council will run five sessions of NYLT @ Big Horn in 2019 - three in June and two in July.

Week/Session Scoutmaster/SPL Registrar

Week 1: Sunday, June 9 - Saturday, June 15, 2019

(Two Troop Sessions)

1a Scoutmaster: Curtis Letson; SPL: AJ McDonald
1b Scoutmaster: Felicia Fernandez; SPL: Savannah Letson
Mike Gill
mike.gill564@gmail.com
303.619.4433

Week 2: Sunday, June 16 - Saturday, June 22, 2019

(Two Troop Sessions)

2a Scoutmaster: Russ Larson; SPL: Catherine Winckler
2b Scoutmaster: David Short; SPL: Clark Landry
Eric Smith
erics@edglearning.com
303.588.1616
Week 3: Sunday, June 23 - Saturday, June 29, 2019

 

(Two Troop Sessions)

3a Scoutmaster: Mike Hartig; SPL: Will Dietz
3b Scoutmaster: Sarah Ford; SPL: Brandon Bashaw
Heather Graf
week3nyltregistrar@gmail.com
303.895.9752

Week 4: Sunday, June 30 - Saturday, July 6, 2019

(One Troop Session)

Scoutmaster: Randy Bruns; SPL: Adam Westfall Colette Kinnard
cletk2@gmail.com
303.570.9372

Week 5: Sunday, July 7 - Saturday, July 13, 2019

(One Troop Session)

Scoutmaster: Steve Yexley; SPL: Brian Simpson Heather Graf
nyltweek5registrar@gmail.com
303.895.9752

Training Commitment and Dates

NYLT Staff will require a substantial commitment from everyone. You are expected to make NYLT Big Horn a priority and attend all training sessions. Please communicate with your Scoutmaster if you are unable to attend.

Archived Presentations

Upcoming Training

Training Session Who Attends? Date/Time Location
SPL/ASM meeting Identified Staff January 7, 2019;
6:pm-9:00pm
7469 S Gallup St, Littleton CO
NYLT All Hands Staff Development All Youth and Adult Staff January 12, 2019;
8:30am-1:00pm
St Luke's United Methodist Church (8117 S Broadway), Highlands Ranch, CO

After Staffing NYLT, what comes next?

For scouts that have completed NYLT, there are two additional training experiences:


What happened to just "Big Horn"?

From the 2016 syllabus: "The local traditional names were phased out for 2009 courses; all courses should be known as NYLT. Joint names (i.e., Brownsea NYLT) are not to be used.". We want to emphasize that participants are taking part in a National training course, and that the course they experience here matches courses run by other Boy Scouts of America Councils anywhere in the United States. That being said, we want to respect and honor our heritage, thus we preserve the Big Horn icons, patches, council strips, and name while on course.

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