GNFC - TrainingNational Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) - "White Buffalo"

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)
"White Buffalo"

Date:  Sunday August 14th (4pm) - Saturday August 20th (10am), 2016 
Location:  Schoellkopf Scout Reservation,1373 Burrough Rd, Cowlesville NY 14037 (45 minutes Southeast from Buffalo NY)
Pre-Course Orientation: Parent and participants must attend one of the following dates:
Saturday July 16th 2016, from 10am-Noon OR
Monday July 25th, 2016, from 6:30-8:30pm 
** All medical forms, course paperwork, and dietary needs must be provided at the orientation**
Pre-Course Location:  Greater Niagara Frontier Council Service Center, 2860 Genesee St. Buffalo, NY 14225
$280.00 if registered before July 3rd, 2016  
$325.00 if registered after July 3rd, 2016
Registration Ends on Friday July 22th, 2016 or when the course is full.  Course size is limited to the first 48 participants registered.

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What is NYLT?

The National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is the premier 6 days, 5 nights outdoor leadership experience geared towards present and future leaders of Scouting.
Participants will be engaged in hands-on training led by Western New York’s finest youth staff.  The training will cover skills essential to leadership within your unit, school, and life activities.  The training activities will mimic one month of your units program.  This program is youth led under the mentorship of trained adults who provide a safe friendly Scout environment.  

What are the requirements to attend NYLT?

  1. Be at least 13 years of age at the time of the course
  2. Be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America and at least be the rank of First Class
  3. Scouts must have Scoutmaster approval in order to attend the course
  4. Scouts must have a properly completed BSA Health Form

What Leadership Skills will the Scout will learn from taking NYLT?

  1. Developing effective communication skills, techniques to develop obtainable goals, teaching techniques including explaining, demonstrating, guiding and enabling others, and making ethical decisions.
  2. Developing the ability to meet new people and to form a highly functioning patrol.
  3. Learning safe outdoor skills including leave no trace techniques, patrol cooking with a lightweight stove, proper food safety, pioneering skills, backpacking techniques, and fire safety.
  4. How a patrol interacts with the Patrol Leadership Council and the Scoutmaster of a unit.
  5. Resolving conflicts within a patrol environment

Questions? Contact:

Bob Blatz - Council Staff Advisor
Phone: (716) 512-6215
Cell: (716) 445-5406
Ron Krawczyk - Course Director/Scoutmaster
Phone: (716) 435-5083
Brandon Blatz - Senior Patrol Leader
Phone: (716) 445-3350

Last updated - 02/20/16 rjb


Greater Niagara Frontier Council #380, Boy Scouts of America, 2860 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY 14225
Service Center Hours:  Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Phone (716) 891-4073 - Fax (716) 891-4008
Scout Shop Hours:  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Tuesday 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM;
Every Saturday 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM - Phone (716) 891-1689 - Fax (716) 891-1910