Big Horn – NYLT

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide scouts with leadership skills and experience available to scouts who have attained the rank of First Class and will be 13 years old at the start of the course. Troop 21 requires the completion of NYLT to be eligible to hold either the Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) or Assistant Senior Patrol Leader (ASPL) positions.

The Big Horn NYLT Course is an intense, youth oriented program conducted by highly qualified youth staff under the supervision of adult advisers using the National Youth Leadership Training Course Syllabus, as published by the National Council, Boy Scouts of America. The course models a month in the life of a unit – four meetings (one each day for the first four days) and multiple unit meetings all leading up to a culminating outdoor experience – an overnight outpost camp.

Attending scouts should be experienced campers with good camping, hiking and outdoor cooking skills. They should have held a leadership positions in the unit, if possible, or be considering a positions in the near future. Applications are available at the link below and at the offices of the Denver Area Council. Scouts from Troop 21 will be split up and placed in patrols with participants from other troops/crews, therefore the only benefit to coordinating which week to attend is transportation to and from Tahosa – choose the week which works best for you.

Each scout is responsible for registering individually via doubleknot through the link above and attending a pre-course orientation session.

2014 Big Horn NYLT Dates

  • Week 1: Sunday, June 8 – Saturday, June 14, 2014
  • Week 2: Sunday, June 15 – Saturday, June 21, 2014
  • Week 3: Sunday, June 22 – Saturday, June 28, 2014
  • Week 4: Sunday, July 13 – Saturday, July 19, 2014
  • Week 5: Sunday, July 20 – Saturday, July 26, 2014

Orientation Dates

  • Big Horn Orientation – May 7, 2014; 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Big Horn Orientation – May 14, 2014; 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Big Horn Orientation – June 7, 2014; 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Upon completion of the course, the troop will reimburse 1/3 of the registration fee. Denver Area Council strongly believes “no youth shall be denied a program experience because of lack of funds” and provides partial scholarships for those in need of financial assistance. The Scholarship Form must be submitted to the Denver Area Council no later than 30 days prior to start of your training.