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National Scout Jamboree 2023 is set!
Believe it or not, it will be here before you know it. Start planning now to attend! This is a once in a scouts lifetime event to attend. Scouts must meet certain rank, age and physical requirements to attend. Information will be forthcoming on this and participant cost. If you are interested, keep an eye on the Jamboree Website. Click on the Jamboree Icon for more info.
August 13-18, 2023 at Camp Scouthaven Cost: $375 if paid in full by July 15th, $400 after Click here to Register National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. For many years, junior leader training (JLT) was an important part of the leadership training continuum of BSA local councils throughout America. In 2003 and 2004, a task force of leadership experts and hundreds of Scouts in pilot courses across the nation reviewed and tested every aspect of the new NYLT syllabus, which incorporates the latest leadership ideas and presents fresh, vital and meaningful training for today’s Scouts. The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what a leader must KNOW, and what a leader must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership. NYLT is a six-day course. Content is delivered in a troop and patrol outdoor setting with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment. Interconnecting concepts and work processes are introduced early, built upon, and aided by the use of memory aids, which allows participants to understand and employ the leadership skills much faster. Built on the legacy of past JLT successes, the new NYLT integrates the best of modern leadership theory with the traditional strengths of the Scouting experience. Through activities, presentations, challenges, discussions, and audio-visual support, NYLT participants will be engaged in a unified approach to leadership that will give them the skill and confidence to lead well. Through a wide range of activities, games, and adventures, participants will work and play together as they put into action the best Scouting has to offer. In order to attend a NYLT course, a youth must have the following qualifications by the beginning of the course:
Must be a registered member of a Scouting unit.
Must have a current BSA Health and Medical Record form parts A, B, and C.
As of March 1, 2019, Scouts BSA members (male and female) must be at least 13. They must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops. For 2019 only, an exception will be granted for girls registered in Scouts BSA to attend NYLT without first achieving the First Class rank. Boys registered in Scouts BSA will still be required to earn the First Class rank before attending NYLT.
Venturers and Sea Scouts (male and female) must be at least 14, or 13 and have completed eighth grade, and fall within the maximum age allowance for their program. They must have completed Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews or Ships. It is recommended that they have had at least one year of camping experience. While NYLT is not an outdoor skills course, it is important that each participant have basic camping and outdoor cooking experience.
The Falling Waters OA Chapter meetings will take place the first Wednesday, every other month starting September 1st. Meetings will be held at the Boys and Girls Club- Newman Family Club (325 Franklin St, Tonawanda, NY 14150). This is for OA Members.
March 6 - Lodge LEC @ GNFC Office March 12 - Lodge Annual Banquet March 18 - Lodge Broomball Event April 3 - Lodge LEC @ GNFC Office May 1 - Lodge LEC @ GNFC Office June 2-4 Section Conclave June 5 - Lodge LEC @ GNFC Office June 16 - Spring Induction Weekend August 19-20 Lodge Vigil Weekend
With the merger of GNFC and ITC both of the respective lodges will be merging as well. A new lodge name will be chosen.
We're on Facebook!
Click on the link to go to Facebook. You can search for us there under: Troop 931.
We will be using the page to update you on changes to the Troop 931 website. We will also be posting interesting items found on the web relating to scouting. Please make the troop website however, your first source for Troop 931 news.
Climbing Merit Badge
The WNY Scout Council is holding a fun filled day at YMCA Camp Weona for the Climbing MB! Are you a Scout that loves to climb! Climbing is not a sport that requires tremendous muscular strength, it demands mental toughness and the willingness to practice hard to master a set of skills. The adventure of climbing can also provide a new way to enjoy the outdoors. Lunch will be provided. When: August 26th, 2023, 10:30am - 4:00pm (parent and/or leader is strongly encouraged to stay) Where: YMCA Camp Weona (4025 Poplar Tree Rd, Gainsville, NY 14066 Dress: Climbing clothes (Closed toe shoes and troop activity shirt) Cost: $25 per scout (lunch is provided)
To Register: https://www.wnyscouting.org/event/3000920
First Meeting of the New Year!
We will likely resume weekly meetings on September 14th. Be ready!
Troop 931 is now on Instagram! You can keep up with the troop and its adventures by searching for us at Troop 931.