White Buffalo 2013 - National Youth Leadership Training
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Description: White Buffalo 2013 - National Youth Leadership Training
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Registration Begins: 1/30/2013
Last Day to Register: 8/1/2013
Contact E-mail: greg.voyzey@scouting.org
Cost: $280.00 per Participant

White Buffalo National Youth Leadership Training

August 10th - 17th, 2013

Schoellkopf Scout Reservation

Cost per Scout: $280

Deadline for registration is August 1st or when full. Course size will be limited to the first 48 participants.

Who May Attend?

Any registered Boy Scout or Venture Scout who has their Unit Leaders approval and meets the following requirements: 

  • Be at least 13 years of age at the time of the course. 
  • Be at least First Class rank.
  • Be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Currently or will soon be serving as a Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Troop Guide, JASM or Instructor in your troop.

What Is NYLT?

NYLT is the prominent week-long (8 day) outdoor leadership experience geared  toward both present and future leaders within the troops, crews, and ships around Greater Niagara Frontier Council.

Participants will be engaged in hands-on training led by Western New York's finest youth staff that will cover criteria essential to leading within your unit, school, and life. Not only that, but their time here will reflect “one month in the life of your unit”, as characterized by the Official National BSA NYLT Course. All this is done within risk free, scout friendly environment. 

NYLT Leadership Toolbox
Creating a positive future Success
SMART Goals:
Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely
Teaching EDGE™:
Explain, Demonstrate, Guide, Enable
Making Ethical Decisions:
Right Vs. Wrong, Right Vs. Right, Trivial

What Is Its Purpose? 

Scouting recognizes that Scoutmasters' have the responsibility of training their own Youth Leaders. The purpose of the new National Youth Leadership Training is not to assume that role, but to support it. The objectives of the conference are:

  • To enhance the relationship between the participant and his Scoutmaster.
  • To have fun.
  • To give participants a toolbox of leadership skills and help them relate these skills to their troop responsibilities.
  • To give participants the opportunity to share ideas and experience with Scouts from other troops.
  • To give participants the confidence and knowledge to run the troop program.
  • To create an atmosphere where Scouts will experience Scouting at it's best.

Why Should Unit Leaders Send Participants?

  • An investment; Scouts you send are proven to help run a better program within home units.
  • Intensive leadership opportunities that are difficult to replicate on a unit level.
  • Satisfaction; the ability to know (and see!) your Junior Leaders run your unit!

To Participate in this Course:

Scouts must register online to reserve a spot in this course.  Then, Scouts, Parents and Adult Leaders must also download and submit a completed 2013 NYLT Participant Application (pdf) form to the Council Service Center. Also, a completed official BSA Health Form  (pdf) is required upon arrival on August 10th in order to participate.

Questions? Contact:

Course Director: Scoutmaster – John Pankow 
Email: wbnylt@gmail.com
Phone: (716) 320-0192 
Council Staff Advisor – Greg Voyzey 
Email: greg.voyzey@scouting.org
Phone: (716) 512-6208
Activity Location: Map:  1373 Burrough Rd., Cowlesville, NY 14037, US
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If you have a question, comment, or suggestion, please e-mail: Paulette Voit

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